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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 Pisces on February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
23h 52m 22s
+06° 32’ 21”
 = 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: 83.5°
Max altitude: 45.1°
Azimuth: 276.5°

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
2018 Feb 14 22.77 23h 38m 57s +05° 00’ 29” Pisces
2018 Feb 15 22.80 23h 40m 53s +05° 13’ 40” Pisces
2018 Feb 16 22.83 23h 42m 47s +05° 26’ 48” Pisces
2018 Feb 17 22.87 23h 44m 43s +05° 39’ 56” Pisces
2018 Feb 18 22.90 23h 46m 37s +05° 53’ 03” Pisces
2018 Feb 19 22.93 23h 48m 33s +06° 06’ 11” Pisces
2018 Feb 20 22.96 23h 50m 27s +06° 19’ 17” Pisces
2018 Feb 21 22.99 23h 52m 22s +06° 32’ 21” Pisces
2018 Feb 22 23.02 23h 54m 16s +06° 45’ 25” Pisces
2018 Feb 23 23.05 23h 56m 11s +06° 58’ 28” Pisces
2018 Feb 24 23.08 23h 58m 05s +07° 11’ 30” Pisces
2018 Feb 25 23.11 23h 59m 58s +07° 24’ 32” Pisces
2018 Feb 26 23.15 00h 01m 54s +07° 37’ 31” Pisces
2018 Feb 27 23.18 00h 03m 47s +07° 50’ 29” Pisces

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