The comet C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)

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From Cambridge , C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) is visible between 20:42 and 00:05. It will become accessible at around 20:42, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:22, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 00:05 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:12.69 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:06h38m [1]
Declination:-21°35' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2229.79 AU
Longitude ascending node:298.98°
Argument of perihelion:162.81°
Epoch of elements:19 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.67 AU
Aphelion:4456.91 AU
Orbital period:105292.14 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 January 2019. 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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