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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 Aquarius on November, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
20h 54m 21s
-12° 17’ 36”
 = 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: 102.3°
Max altitude: 26.2°
Azimuth: 257.7°

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 Nov 15 20.13 20h 40m 54s -13° 29’ 30” Aquarius
2017 Nov 16 20.15 20h 42m 48s -13° 19’ 26” Aquarius
2017 Nov 17 20.18 20h 44m 44s -13° 09’ 16” Aquarius
2017 Nov 18 20.20 20h 46m 38s -12° 59’ 03” Aquarius
2017 Nov 19 20.23 20h 48m 33s -12° 48’ 47” Aquarius
2017 Nov 20 20.25 20h 50m 30s -12° 38’ 27” Aquarius
2017 Nov 21 20.28 20h 52m 26s -12° 28’ 05” Aquarius
2017 Nov 22 20.30 20h 54m 21s -12° 17’ 36” Aquarius
2017 Nov 23 20.33 20h 56m 17s -12° 07’ 05” Aquarius
2017 Nov 24 20.36 20h 58m 14s -11° 56’ 30” Aquarius
2017 Nov 25 20.38 21h 00m 11s -11° 45’ 51” Aquarius
2017 Nov 26 20.41 21h 02m 08s -11° 35’ 09” Aquarius
2017 Nov 27 20.43 21h 04m 05s -11° 24’ 24” Aquarius
2017 Nov 28 20.46 21h 06m 02s -11° 13’ 33” Aquarius

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