Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) 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 T3 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) 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 T3 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) 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 T3 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Sep 15||16.92||08h 20m 49s||+13° 56’ 48”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 16||16.91||08h 22m 27s||+13° 44’ 04”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 17||16.91||08h 24m 06s||+13° 31’ 17”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 18||16.90||08h 25m 44s||+13° 18’ 24”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 19||16.90||08h 27m 21s||+13° 05’ 27”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 20||16.89||08h 28m 58s||+12° 52’ 27”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 21||16.89||08h 30m 33s||+12° 39’ 20”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 22||16.88||08h 32m 09s||+12° 26’ 11”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 23||16.88||08h 33m 43s||+12° 12’ 56”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 24||16.87||08h 35m 18s||+11° 59’ 39”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 25||16.87||08h 36m 51s||+11° 46’ 17”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 26||16.86||08h 38m 25s||+11° 32’ 50”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 27||16.86||08h 39m 56s||+11° 19’ 19”||Cancer|
|2017 Sep 28||16.85||08h 41m 29s||+11° 05’ 45”||Cancer|
Distance of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) 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 T3 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS), 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 T3 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 11 December 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457734.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.64959555 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-06 22:45:32
|Next perihelion transit||3751-Apr-22 02:50
|Argument of perihelion||peri||194.66639601111°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||271.75301155082°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Jan-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.19260587 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.