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Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 24 June 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457929.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.98138905
Orbit inclination i 22.67596062°
Perihelion distance q 2.64948185 AU
396,356,844 km
Aphelion distance Q 282.07342252 AU
42,197,583,475 km
Semi-major axis a 142.36145219 AU
21,296,970,159 km
Orbital period period 1,698.6200 years
620,421.7881 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Sep-06 23:30:03
2,458,003.4792 JD
Next perihelion transit 3716-May-04 18:24
3,078,425.2673 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 194.67792015838°
Longitude of the ascending node node 271.74835037346°
Mean anomaly M 359.95707353729°
Mean motion n 0.00058025°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Orbit

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 12h 43m 50s -30° 26’ 59” 22.64 Centaurus
2019 May 21 12h 43m 38s -30° 22’ 15” 22.65 Centaurus
2019 May 22 12h 43m 27s -30° 17’ 34” 22.66 Centaurus
2019 May 23 12h 43m 17s -30° 12’ 52” 22.67 Centaurus
2019 May 24 12h 43m 06s -30° 08’ 12” 22.68 Hydra
2019 May 25 12h 42m 57s -30° 03’ 34” 22.70 Hydra
2019 May 26 12h 42m 48s -29° 58’ 59” 22.71 Hydra
2019 May 27 12h 42m 41s -29° 54’ 24” 22.72 Hydra
2019 May 28 12h 42m 33s -29° 49’ 50” 22.73 Hydra
2019 May 29 12h 42m 26s -29° 45’ 20” 22.74 Hydra
2019 May 30 12h 42m 20s -29° 40’ 51” 22.75 Hydra
2019 May 31 12h 42m 15s -29° 36’ 25” 22.76 Hydra
2019 Jun 01 12h 42m 11s -29° 32’ 02” 22.78 Hydra
2019 Jun 02 12h 42m 06s -29° 27’ 39” 22.79 Hydra