The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

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From Ashburn , C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:34 (EST) – 7 hours and 21 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 52° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:47.

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Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:16.53 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:12h51m [1]
Declination:+43°37' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2932.28 AU
Longitude ascending node:354.02°
Argument of perihelion:55.95°
Epoch of elements:19 November 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:5861.36 AU
Orbital period:158784.52 years
Additional sources

Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 November 2017. 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.




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