The comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 18° from it.

Name C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Hydra
Brightness (V):Mag 14.3
Right Ascension:12h41m
Declination:-23°00'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:191.74 AU
Eccentricity:0.989134
Inclination:64.43°
Longitude ascending node:8.07°
Argument of perihelion:87.45°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.24°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.08 AU
Aphelion:381.39 AU
Orbital period:2654.92 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 3 August 2016. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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