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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 Aries on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
02h 43m 33s
+23° 51’ 35”
 = 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: 66.1°
Max altitude: 62.4°
Azimuth: 293.9°

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 May 18 25.51 02h 31m 13s +22° 50’ 47” Aries
2018 May 19 25.53 02h 32m 59s +22° 59’ 40” Aries
2018 May 20 25.56 02h 34m 45s +23° 08’ 30” Aries
2018 May 21 25.59 02h 36m 32s +23° 17’ 16” Aries
2018 May 22 25.61 02h 38m 17s +23° 25’ 58” Aries
2018 May 23 25.64 02h 40m 03s +23° 34’ 35” Aries
2018 May 24 25.66 02h 41m 48s +23° 43’ 08” Aries
2018 May 25 25.69 02h 43m 33s +23° 51’ 35” Aries
2018 May 26 25.72 02h 45m 19s +24° 00’ 01” Aries
2018 May 27 25.74 02h 47m 03s +24° 08’ 21” Aries
2018 May 28 25.77 02h 48m 48s +24° 16’ 37” Aries
2018 May 29 25.79 02h 50m 34s +24° 24’ 50” Aries
2018 May 30 25.82 02h 52m 18s +24° 32’ 57” Aries
2018 May 31 25.84 02h 54m 02s +24° 41’ 00” Aries

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