Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is currently in the constellation of Lupus.
The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is 15h 45m 39s and the Declination is -41° 25’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is 24.03 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 15h 45m 39s
Dec: -41° 25’ 56”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,116,611,723 kilometers, equivalent to 7.464088 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 2 minutes and 4.6158 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Wed Feb 3 2021 at a distance of 1.228071 Astronomical Units, or 183,716,741 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2020 N1 (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/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 26 November 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459180.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.32069167 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Mar-12 05:28:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||186.77272499943°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||279.981657563°|
Visualization of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2020 N1 (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!
View Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet C/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2020 N1 (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/2020 N1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 21||15h 49m 27s||-41° 41’ 06”||24.00||Lupus|
|2023 May 22||15h 48m 55s||-41° 39’ 06”||24.00||Lupus|
|2023 May 23||15h 48m 21s||-41° 37’ 01”||24.01||Lupus|
|2023 May 24||15h 47m 48s||-41° 34’ 55”||24.01||Lupus|
|2023 May 25||15h 47m 17s||-41° 32’ 45”||24.02||Lupus|
|2023 May 26||15h 46m 44s||-41° 30’ 33”||24.02||Lupus|
|2023 May 27||15h 46m 11s||-41° 28’ 17”||24.02||Lupus|
|2023 May 28||15h 45m 39s||-41° 25’ 58”||24.03||Lupus|
|2023 May 29||15h 45m 07s||-41° 23’ 35”||24.03||Lupus|
|2023 May 30||15h 44m 35s||-41° 21’ 11”||24.04||Lupus|
|2023 May 31||15h 44m 03s||-41° 18’ 43”||24.04||Lupus|
|2023 Jun 01||15h 43m 32s||-41° 16’ 14”||24.05||Lupus|
|2023 Jun 02||15h 43m 01s||-41° 13’ 41”||24.05||Lupus|
|2023 Jun 03||15h 42m 30s||-41° 11’ 04”||24.05||Lupus|