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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension15h 34.3m
Declination48° 22'
ConstellationBoötes
Distance from Earth3.820 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation2018-Oct-01
Altitude40.7°
Azimuth54° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun115.9°
Ecliptic latitude52.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.355 AU
Perihelion2.603 AU
(2018-May-09)
Aphelion1,288.003 AU
Period16,393 years
Eccentricity0.995967
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun20.151 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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