The comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn (click to change), C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 22° above the horizon.
Name C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Brightness (V):||Mag 14.4|
|Semi-major axis:||186.58 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||8.06°|
|Argument of perihelion:||87.44°|
|Epoch of elements:||23 November 2017|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.28°|
|Orbital period:||2548.56 years|
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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.