Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 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 C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 22:07 UTC (altitude: 70.8°)
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Sep 14||14.36||22h 43m 49s||+69° 55’ 27”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 15||14.36||22h 39m 15s||+70° 04’ 31”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 16||14.36||22h 34m 39s||+70° 12’ 47”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 17||14.36||22h 30m 00s||+70° 20’ 18”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 18||14.36||22h 25m 18s||+70° 27’ 02”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 19||14.36||22h 20m 35s||+70° 33’ 01”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 20||14.36||22h 15m 51s||+70° 38’ 12”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 21||14.36||22h 11m 05s||+70° 42’ 38”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 22||14.36||22h 06m 20s||+70° 46’ 18”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 23||14.36||22h 01m 36s||+70° 49’ 11”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 24||14.36||21h 56m 53s||+70° 51’ 20”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 25||14.36||21h 52m 10s||+70° 52’ 45”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 26||14.36||21h 47m 30s||+70° 53’ 27”||Cepheus|
|2017 Sep 27||14.36||21h 42m 53s||+70° 53’ 26”||Cepheus|
Distance of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) 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.
Light Curve of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER), 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.
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) at epoch 01 November 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457694.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||3.19892211 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-16 14:35:30
|Next perihelion transit||725847-Apr-20 04:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||55.961294924462°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||354.03324696522°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Sep-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.76489794 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.