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 17:10 UTC (altitude: 63.3°)
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.
|2018 May 18||16.66||09h 00m 20s||+80° 26’ 57”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 19||16.67||09h 04m 05s||+80° 07’ 13”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 20||16.68||09h 07m 38s||+79° 47’ 26”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 21||16.69||09h 11m 03s||+79° 27’ 38”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 22||16.70||09h 14m 18s||+79° 07’ 50”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 23||16.71||09h 17m 26s||+78° 48’ 02”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 24||16.73||09h 20m 27s||+78° 28’ 14”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 25||16.74||09h 23m 21s||+78° 08’ 27”||Camelopardalis|
|2018 May 26||16.75||09h 26m 08s||+77° 48’ 41”||Draco|
|2018 May 27||16.76||09h 28m 50s||+77° 28’ 55”||Draco|
|2018 May 28||16.77||09h 31m 27s||+77° 09’ 11”||Draco|
|2018 May 29||16.78||09h 34m 00s||+76° 49’ 28”||Draco|
|2018 May 30||16.79||09h 36m 28s||+76° 29’ 48”||Draco|
|2018 May 31||16.80||09h 38m 51s||+76° 10’ 09”||Draco|
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. The value of the distance of C/2016 N4 (MASTER) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
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 05 May 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457879.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||3.19907951 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-16 14:29:37
|Next perihelion transit||454719-Jun-18 20:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||55.956855159188°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||354.03279753855°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Sep-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.76489012 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.