The comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn , C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:58 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:34, 26° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 21:19, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.
Name C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Magnitude:||16.37 (V) |
|Absolute mag (H):||4.30 |
|Slope parameter (n):||4.24 |
|Right ascension:||05h32m |
47.77 lightmin 
|Semi-major axis:||3340.64 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||92.20°|
|Argument of perihelion:||209.86°|
|Epoch of elements:||21 February 2020|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.00°|
|Orbital period:||193083.39 years|
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.