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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 ascension17h 6.0m
Declination-10° 51'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth16.074 AU
Last observed magnitude18.1
Date of last reported observation2020-Mar-29
Altitude66.4°
Azimuth242° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun75.8°
Ecliptic latitude12.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.859 AU
Perihelion2.595 AU
(2018-May-09)
Aphelion968.534 AU
Period10,700 years
Eccentricity0.994656
Inclination to ecliptic58.4°
Speed relative to Sun10.490 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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