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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 Taurus on March, 24 2019
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]
04h 46m 47s
+29° 09’ 25”

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: 60.8°
Max altitude: 67.7°
Azimuth: 299.2°

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
2019 Mar 17 04h 39m 57s +29° 16’ 31” 31.64 Taurus
2019 Mar 18 04h 40m 46s +29° 15’ 30” 31.66 Taurus
2019 Mar 19 04h 41m 36s +29° 14’ 34” 31.69 Taurus
2019 Mar 20 04h 42m 28s +29° 13’ 37” 31.71 Taurus
2019 Mar 21 04h 43m 19s +29° 12’ 43” 31.73 Taurus
2019 Mar 22 04h 44m 12s +29° 11’ 51” 31.76 Taurus
2019 Mar 23 04h 45m 03s +29° 10’ 59” 31.78 Taurus
2019 Mar 24 04h 45m 57s +29° 10’ 09” 31.80 Taurus
2019 Mar 25 04h 46m 50s +29° 09’ 21” 31.83 Taurus
2019 Mar 26 04h 47m 45s +29° 08’ 35” 31.85 Taurus
2019 Mar 27 04h 48m 41s +29° 07’ 50” 31.87 Taurus
2019 Mar 28 04h 49m 36s +29° 07’ 06” 31.89 Taurus
2019 Mar 29 04h 50m 31s +29° 06’ 24” 31.92 Taurus
2019 Mar 30 04h 51m 29s +29° 05’ 41” 31.94 Taurus

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 2100

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 2100