The comet C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

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Name C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Pictor
Magnitude:16.99 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):4.60 [2]
Slope parameter (n):4.68 [2]
Right ascension:05h24m [1]
Declination:-55°46' [1]
Distance:5.33 AU
44.30 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:1949.06 AU
Eccentricity:0.998631
Inclination:105.84°
Longitude ascending node:298.99°
Argument of perihelion:162.78°
Epoch of elements:13 December 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.01°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.67 AU
Aphelion:3895.46 AU
Orbital period:86047.55 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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