The comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) will become visible at around 21:53 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 54° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 02:10 when it dips 22° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:16.51 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h27m [1]
Declination:+56°17' [1]
Distance:5.10 AU
42.43 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):44.55
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 December 2018. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.




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