The comet P/2013 R3-B (Catalina-PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , P/2013 R3-B (Catalina-PANSTARRS) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:03 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 42° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:04.

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Name P/2013 R3-B (Catalina-PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:15.64 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):9.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [1]
Right ascension:06h04m [1]
Declination:+24°12' [1]
Distance:2.98 AU
24.81 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.03 AU
Longitude ascending node:342.04°
Argument of perihelion:11.09°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:29.56°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.20 AU
Aphelion:3.87 AU
Orbital period:5.28 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of P/2013 R3-B (Catalina-PANSTARRS) are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.




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