The comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 21° above the horizon at dusk.

Name C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:16.37 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:12h06m [1]
Declination:+48°41' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3020.86 AU
Longitude ascending node:354.02°
Argument of perihelion:55.95°
Epoch of elements:19 September 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.20 AU
Aphelion:6038.52 AU
Orbital period:166033.57 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.




Color scheme