The comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 5° above the horizon.

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Name C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Centaurus
Magnitude:16.15 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):6.90 [2]
Slope parameter (n):1.36 [2]
Right ascension:13h00m [1]
Declination:-43°08' [1]
Distance:12.83 AU
106.73 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:172.02 AU
Eccentricity:0.987890
Inclination:64.46°
Longitude ascending node:8.10°
Argument of perihelion:87.37°
Epoch of elements:13 December 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.64°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.08 AU
Aphelion:341.95 AU
Orbital period:2256.12 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

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41.14°N
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