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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 November, 15 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
05h 08m 27s
+35° 16’ 26”

The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 54.7°
Max altitude: 73.8°
Azimuth: 305.3°

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 Nov 08 05h 14m 57s +35° 16’ 45” 28.60 Auriga
2018 Nov 09 05h 14m 12s +35° 17’ 05” 28.61 Auriga
2018 Nov 10 05h 13m 26s +35° 17’ 21” 28.63 Auriga
2018 Nov 11 05h 12m 38s +35° 17’ 27” 28.64 Auriga
2018 Nov 12 05h 11m 48s +35° 17’ 29” 28.66 Auriga
2018 Nov 13 05h 10m 59s +35° 17’ 22” 28.67 Auriga
2018 Nov 14 05h 10m 08s +35° 17’ 11” 28.69 Auriga
2018 Nov 15 05h 09m 15s +35° 16’ 50” 28.70 Auriga
2018 Nov 16 05h 08m 22s +35° 16’ 23” 28.72 Auriga
2018 Nov 17 05h 07m 29s +35° 15’ 50” 28.74 Auriga
2018 Nov 18 05h 06m 34s +35° 15’ 07” 28.75 Auriga
2018 Nov 19 05h 05m 39s +35° 14’ 18” 28.77 Auriga
2018 Nov 20 05h 04m 42s +35° 13’ 23” 28.79 Auriga
2018 Nov 21 05h 03m 46s +35° 12’ 19” 28.80 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