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.
|2018 May 21||19.31||09h 46m 50s||-11° 45’ 20”||Hydra|
|2018 May 22||19.33||09h 47m 38s||-11° 44’ 47”||Hydra|
|2018 May 23||19.35||09h 48m 25s||-11° 44’ 18”||Hydra|
|2018 May 24||19.37||09h 49m 13s||-11° 43’ 56”||Hydra|
|2018 May 25||19.39||09h 50m 02s||-11° 43’ 40”||Hydra|
|2018 May 26||19.41||09h 50m 51s||-11° 43’ 29”||Hydra|
|2018 May 27||19.43||09h 51m 39s||-11° 43’ 23”||Hydra|
|2018 May 28||19.45||09h 52m 29s||-11° 43’ 23”||Hydra|
|2018 May 29||19.47||09h 53m 20s||-11° 43’ 29”||Hydra|
|2018 May 30||19.49||09h 54m 11s||-11° 43’ 41”||Hydra|
|2018 May 31||19.50||09h 55m 01s||-11° 43’ 56”||Hydra|
|2018 Jun 01||19.52||09h 55m 54s||-11° 44’ 18”||Hydra|
|2018 Jun 02||19.54||09h 56m 45s||-11° 44’ 45”||Hydra|
|2018 Jun 03||19.56||09h 57m 38s||-11° 45’ 18”||Hydra|
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. The value of the distance of C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
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 21 June 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457926.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.64948202 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-06 23:29:50
|Next perihelion transit||3716-Oct-08 15:28
|Argument of perihelion||peri||194.6778892738°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||271.7483601749°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Jan-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.19255837 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.