The comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn , C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 21° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:16.90 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):4.30 [2]
Slope parameter (n):4.24 [2]
Right ascension:05h34m [1]
Declination:-17°34' [1]
Distance:6.56 AU
54.52 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3567.16 AU
Longitude ascending node:92.20°
Argument of perihelion:209.87°
Epoch of elements:02 April 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.21 AU
Aphelion:7132.10 AU
Orbital period:213050.83 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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