The comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn , C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 01:49, 65° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 20:29 (EDT), 38° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:02, 45° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:14.96 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:12h48m [1]
Declination:+63°52' [1]
Distance:3.31 AU
27.52 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):43.93
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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 December 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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