Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) is 09h 11m 02s and the Declination is +15° 17’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) is 21.15 (JPL).
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Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2021 C5 (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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 980,902,796 kilometers, equivalent to 6.556930 Astronomical Units. Light takes 54 minutes and 31.9395 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 C5 (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/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Wed Jun 21 2023 at a distance of 2.803328 Astronomical Units, or 419,371,845 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2021 C5 (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/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||3.24129541 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Feb-10 20:48:21
|Argument of perihelion||peri||270.91296182229°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||323.69115557241°|
Visualization of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2021 C5 (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/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2021 C5 (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/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 10||09h 10m 09s||+15° 40’ 51”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 11||09h 10m 14s||+15° 37’ 38”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 12||09h 10m 22s||+15° 34’ 23”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 13||09h 10m 28s||+15° 31’ 06”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 14||09h 10m 36s||+15° 27’ 47”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 15||09h 10m 44s||+15° 24’ 25”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 16||09h 10m 53s||+15° 21’ 02”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 17||09h 11m 02s||+15° 17’ 36”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 18||09h 11m 11s||+15° 14’ 09”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 19||09h 11m 21s||+15° 10’ 40”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 20||09h 11m 31s||+15° 07’ 08”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 21||09h 11m 44s||+15° 03’ 33”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 22||09h 11m 56s||+14° 59’ 57”||21.15||Cancer|
|2021 May 23||09h 12m 07s||+14° 56’ 20”||21.15||Cancer|