The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

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From Cambridge , C/2016 N4 (MASTER) will become visible at around 21:53 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 42° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 20 minutes after the Sun at 02:43.

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Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:17.68 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h15m [1]
Declination:+36°55' [1]
Distance:6.91 AU
57.43 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):45.05
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2499.20 AU
Longitude ascending node:354.02°
Argument of perihelion:55.95°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:4995.20 AU
Orbital period:124940.00 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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