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Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet P/2016 BA14 (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 P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) in Pegasus on July, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
22h 10m 40s
+03° 05’ 48”
33.29
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.1°

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2016 BA14 (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 P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jul 15 33.27 22h 14m 35s +03° 23’ 21” Pegasus
2017 Jul 16 33.27 22h 14m 03s +03° 21’ 14” Pegasus
2017 Jul 17 33.28 22h 13m 32s +03° 18’ 59” Pegasus
2017 Jul 18 33.28 22h 12m 59s +03° 16’ 36” Pegasus
2017 Jul 19 33.28 22h 12m 24s +03° 14’ 05” Pegasus
2017 Jul 20 33.29 22h 11m 51s +03° 11’ 27” Pegasus
2017 Jul 21 33.29 22h 11m 16s +03° 08’ 42” Pegasus
2017 Jul 22 33.29 22h 10m 40s +03° 05’ 48” Pegasus
2017 Jul 23 33.30 22h 10m 03s +03° 02’ 48” Pegasus
2017 Jul 24 33.30 22h 09m 25s +02° 59’ 39” Pegasus
2017 Jul 25 33.30 22h 08m 48s +02° 56’ 23” Pegasus
2017 Jul 26 33.31 22h 08m 09s +02° 53’ 00” Pegasus
2017 Jul 27 33.31 22h 07m 31s +02° 49’ 31” Pegasus
2017 Jul 28 33.31 22h 06m 51s +02° 45’ 52” Pegasus

Distance of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2016 BA14 (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 P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2016 BA14 (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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 18 October 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457680.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66617928
Orbit inclination i 18.91808899°
Perihelion distance q 1.00866495 AU
150,894,129 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.03448876 AU
753,148,799 km
Semi-major axis a 3.02157685 AU
452,021,464 km
Orbital period period 5.2500 years
1,918.4430 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Mar-15 12:17:43
2,457,463.0123 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jun-15 22:55
2,459,381.4553 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 351.90221537502°
Longitude of the ascending node node 180.53122324159°
Mean anomaly M 40.812037989448°
Mean motion n 0.18765218°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Mar-23
Distance of closest approach* 0.02383901 AU
3,566,265 km

* 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.