C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

Observed:  Points: 20

Current Info for Observer

as of 09/19/2018 9:49 a.m.

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General Info

as of 09/19/2018 9:49 a.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Ursa Major
Magnitude14.42
Peak Magnitude 13.37 (Jan. 11, 2018)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension11:39:44.06 (Hours)
Declination49:03:00.7 (Deg)
Distance from Earth3.52208AU
Closest Approach Dec. 22, 2017 (2.113AU)
Distance from Sun2.94061AU
Elongation-47:39:00.0

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Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

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