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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 Libra on September, 22 2017
15h 45m 42s
-06° 36’ 42”
21.45
 = 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: 96.6°
Max altitude: 31.9°
Azimuth: 263.4°

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 Sep 15 21.38 15h 39m 51s -05° 50’ 21” Libra
2017 Sep 16 21.39 15h 40m 41s -05° 57’ 03” Libra
2017 Sep 17 21.40 15h 41m 30s -06° 03’ 44” Libra
2017 Sep 18 21.41 15h 42m 19s -06° 10’ 23” Libra
2017 Sep 19 21.42 15h 43m 09s -06° 17’ 00” Libra
2017 Sep 20 21.43 15h 43m 59s -06° 23’ 36” Libra
2017 Sep 21 21.44 15h 44m 51s -06° 30’ 10” Libra
2017 Sep 22 21.45 15h 45m 42s -06° 36’ 42” Libra
2017 Sep 23 21.46 15h 46m 33s -06° 43’ 10” Libra
2017 Sep 24 21.47 15h 47m 26s -06° 49’ 38” Libra
2017 Sep 25 21.48 15h 48m 19s -06° 56’ 03” Libra
2017 Sep 26 21.49 15h 49m 13s -07° 02’ 26” Libra
2017 Sep 27 21.50 15h 50m 06s -07° 08’ 48” Libra
2017 Sep 28 21.50 15h 50m 59s -07° 15’ 06” Libra

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.

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