The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
From Ashburn (click to change), C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is very well placed – it is close enough to the north celestial pole that it is high above the horizon all night.
Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||09h15m |
|Semi-major axis:||3538.82 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||354.03°|
|Argument of perihelion:||55.95°|
|Epoch of elements:||05 May 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.00°|
|Orbital period:||210517.26 years|
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.