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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 Sagittarius on July, 26 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 55m 18s
-29° 25’ 23”
 = 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: 119.4°
Max altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 240.6°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jul 19 14.85 19h 00m 27s -30° 18’ 57” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 20 14.85 18h 59m 39s -30° 11’ 40” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 21 14.85 18h 58m 53s -30° 04’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 22 14.84 18h 58m 06s -29° 56’ 44” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 23 14.84 18h 57m 23s -29° 49’ 05” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 24 14.84 18h 56m 39s -29° 41’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 25 14.84 18h 55m 58s -29° 33’ 24” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 26 14.84 18h 55m 18s -29° 25’ 23” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 27 14.84 18h 54m 38s -29° 17’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 28 14.84 18h 54m 02s -29° 09’ 06” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 29 14.84 18h 53m 26s -29° 00’ 50” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 30 14.84 18h 52m 53s -28° 52’ 27” Sagittarius
2017 Jul 31 14.84 18h 52m 20s -28° 44’ 00” Sagittarius
2017 Aug 01 14.84 18h 51m 51s -28° 35’ 30” Sagittarius

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