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Comet 213P/Van Ness

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Comet 213P/Van Ness Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 213P/Van Ness is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Comet 213P/Van Ness in Auriga on August, 16 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
04h 50m 34s
+31° 51’ 43”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 213P/Van Ness Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 213P/Van Ness rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 58.1°
Max altitude: 70.4°
Azimuth: 301.9°

Comet 213P/Van Ness Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 213P/Van Ness computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 213P/Van Ness in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Aug 09 04h 42m 00s +31° 24’ 59” 27.32 Auriga
2018 Aug 10 04h 43m 14s +31° 28’ 50” 27.34 Auriga
2018 Aug 11 04h 44m 27s +31° 32’ 39” 27.36 Auriga
2018 Aug 12 04h 45m 39s +31° 36’ 24” 27.37 Auriga
2018 Aug 13 04h 46m 51s +31° 40’ 09” 27.39 Auriga
2018 Aug 14 04h 48m 02s +31° 43’ 50” 27.41 Auriga
2018 Aug 15 04h 49m 14s +31° 47’ 30” 27.42 Auriga
2018 Aug 16 04h 50m 22s +31° 51’ 06” 27.44 Auriga
2018 Aug 17 04h 51m 32s +31° 54’ 42” 27.46 Auriga
2018 Aug 18 04h 52m 40s +31° 58’ 14” 27.47 Auriga
2018 Aug 19 04h 53m 47s +32° 01’ 45” 27.49 Auriga
2018 Aug 20 04h 54m 52s +32° 05’ 16” 27.51 Auriga
2018 Aug 21 04h 55m 58s +32° 08’ 43” 27.52 Auriga
2018 Aug 22 04h 57m 02s +32° 12’ 07” 27.54 Auriga

Distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 213P/Van Ness is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 213P/Van Ness

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 213P/Van Ness, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 213P/Van Ness between January 2013 and December 2075