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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 ascension14h 14.0m
Declination41° 53'
ConstellationBoötes
Distance from Earth3.600 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation01/10/2018
Altitude8.2°
Azimuth318° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun64.0°
Ecliptic latitude58.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.289 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,337.440 AU
Period17,344 years
Eccentricity0.996116
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun23.199 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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