The comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

From Newark (click to change), C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 15° above the horizon.

Name C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Fornax
Brightness (V):Mag 12.8
Right Ascension:02h46m
Declination:-33°46'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:784.92 AU
Eccentricity:0.996685
Inclination:58.21°
Longitude ascending node:80.58°
Argument of perihelion:33.19°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:359.98°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.60 AU
Aphelion:1567.23 AU
Orbital period:21990.53 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 January 2017. 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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40.74°N
74.17°W
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