The comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn , C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 22:49 (EST) – 8 hours and 35 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 69° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.
Name C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||15h45m |
|Semi-major axis:||662.02 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||80.57°|
|Argument of perihelion:||33.19°|
|Epoch of elements:||19 January 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.01°|
|Orbital period:||17033.80 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.