The comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn , C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:38 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 61° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:35, 42° above your north-western horizon.
Name C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||15h03m |
34.10 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||41.63|
|Semi-major axis:||638.19 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||80.57°|
|Argument of perihelion:||33.19°|
|Epoch of elements:||13 May 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.02°|
|Orbital period:||16122.30 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 April 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.