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Where is Comet 16P/Brooks 2?

Comet 16P/Brooks 2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 30m 23s and the Declination is -21° 36’ 55”.

19h 30m 23s
-21° 36’ 55”
Sagittarius
  • 16P/Brooks 2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 16P/Brooks 2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 16P/Brooks 2 rise and set times.
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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 16P/Brooks 2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 16P/Brooks 2 are available on TheSkyLive: 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.

Map showing Comet 16P/Brooks 2 in Sagittarius on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 16P/Brooks 2