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 Feb 17||17.52||09h 37m 36s||-15° 58’ 10”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 18||17.53||09h 37m 00s||-15° 58’ 23”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 19||17.54||09h 36m 25s||-15° 58’ 22”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 20||17.55||09h 35m 51s||-15° 58’ 08”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 21||17.56||09h 35m 16s||-15° 57’ 42”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 22||17.57||09h 34m 41s||-15° 57’ 03”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 23||17.58||09h 34m 09s||-15° 56’ 13”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 24||17.59||09h 33m 36s||-15° 55’ 13”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 25||17.61||09h 33m 03s||-15° 54’ 00”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 26||17.62||09h 32m 31s||-15° 52’ 36”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 27||17.63||09h 32m 02s||-15° 51’ 02”||Hydra|
|2018 Feb 28||17.64||09h 31m 31s||-15° 49’ 18”||Hydra|
|2018 Mar 01||17.65||09h 31m 01s||-15° 47’ 25”||Hydra|
|2018 Mar 02||17.67||09h 30m 33s||-15° 45’ 21”||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 10 May 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457884.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.64948400 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-06 23:26:12
|Next perihelion transit||3725-Oct-06 00:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||194.67732105289°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||271.7486609595°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Jan-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.19261765 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.