The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

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From Ashburn , C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:32, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:11, 82° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:15, 76° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:16.57 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:12h55m [1]
Declination:+46°17' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2750.73 AU
Longitude ascending node:354.02°
Argument of perihelion:55.95°
Epoch of elements:19 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:5498.26 AU
Orbital period:144268.64 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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