The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

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From Ashburn , C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:28 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 42° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:03, 36° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:16.84 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h53m [1]
Declination:+48°21' [1]
Distance:5.21 AU
43.32 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):44.83
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2577.79 AU
Longitude ascending node:354.02°
Argument of perihelion:55.95°
Epoch of elements:21 March 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:5152.38 AU
Orbital period:130879.40 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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