The comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:45 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 51° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:25, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:52, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:16.87 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):4.50 [2]
Slope parameter (n):3.92 [2]
Right ascension:07h57m [1]
Declination:+23°26' [1]
Distance:6.35 AU
52.80 lightmin [1]
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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