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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 May, 28 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 28m 41s
-33° 14’ 29”
14.65
 = 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: 123.2°
Max altitude: 5.3°
Azimuth: 236.8°

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 May 21 14.82 19h 26m 45s -33° 18’ 17” Sagittarius
2017 May 22 14.80 19h 27m 09s -33° 17’ 49” Sagittarius
2017 May 23 14.77 19h 27m 29s -33° 17’ 21” Sagittarius
2017 May 24 14.75 19h 27m 47s -33° 16’ 50” Sagittarius
2017 May 25 14.72 19h 28m 05s -33° 16’ 18” Sagittarius
2017 May 26 14.70 19h 28m 18s -33° 15’ 43” Sagittarius
2017 May 27 14.68 19h 28m 32s -33° 15’ 06” Sagittarius
2017 May 28 14.65 19h 28m 41s -33° 14’ 29” Sagittarius
2017 May 29 14.63 19h 28m 50s -33° 13’ 47” Sagittarius
2017 May 30 14.61 19h 28m 57s -33° 13’ 05” Sagittarius
2017 May 31 14.58 19h 29m 00s -33° 12’ 19” Sagittarius
2017 Jun 01 14.56 19h 29m 03s -33° 11’ 30” Sagittarius
2017 Jun 02 14.54 19h 29m 03s -33° 10’ 37” Sagittarius
2017 Jun 03 14.51 19h 29m 00s -33° 09’ 42” 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 2014 and January 2035

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 2014 and January 2035