The comet C/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn , C/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 06:10, 39° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 17:55 (EST), 30° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Right Ascension:16h54m [1]
Declination:+63°02' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:648.61 AU
Longitude ascending node:2.31°
Argument of perihelion:0.72°
Epoch of elements:16 December 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.07°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.23 AU
Aphelion:1292.98 AU
Orbital period:16518.53 years
Additional sources

The MPC's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.




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