The comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn , C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:15, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:58, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:02, 75° above your north-western horizon.
Name C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||15h58m |
30.66 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||41.44|
|Semi-major axis:||649.65 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||80.57°|
|Argument of perihelion:||33.19°|
|Epoch of elements:||21 March 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.02°|
|Orbital period:||16558.35 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 4 February 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.