The comet C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 05:36, 56° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:49 (EST), 22° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:52, 56° above your northern horizon.

Name C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ursa Minor
Brightness (V):Mag 11.8
Right Ascension:15h15m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:1993.38 AU
Longitude ascending node:298.98°
Argument of perihelion:162.80°
Epoch of elements:11 February 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:360.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.67 AU
Aphelion:3984.09 AU
Orbital period:88999.00 years
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The path traced across the sky by C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)
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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 1 February 2018. 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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