The comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) will become visible around 20:07 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 01:07.

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Name C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:17.51 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):8.70 [2]
Slope parameter (n):2.52 [2]
Right ascension:12h30m [1]
Declination:+47°52' [1]
Distance:6.38 AU
53.08 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.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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