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Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) is at Opposition (2.574 AU) in the constellation Aquila on the 13th July 2015



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Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) makes its closest approach to the Earth (2.564 AU) in the constellation Aquila on the 4th July 2015 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 07 01    19 22 06.3 -08 39 10   2.5647  3.5456   162.0     5.1  14.0
2015 07 02    19 21 45.4 -08 41 05   2.5641  3.5477   162.7     4.9  14.0
2015 07 03    19 21 24.2 -08 43 07   2.5637  3.5498   163.4     4.7  14.0
2015 07 04    19 21 02.8 -08 45 13   2.5635  3.5519   164.0     4.5  14.0
2015 07 05    19 20 41.2 -08 47 26   2.5636  3.5540   164.6     4.4  14.1
2015 07 06    19 20 19.5 -08 49 43   2.5640  3.5561   165.1     4.2  14.1
2015 07 07    19 19 57.6 -08 52 06   2.5646  3.5583   165.6     4.1  14.1
2015 07 08    19 19 35.5 -08 54 34   2.5655  3.5605   166.0     4.0  14.1
2015 07 09    19 19 13.5 -08 57 08   2.5666  3.5627   166.4     3.9  14.1
2015 07 10    19 18 51.3 -08 59 46   2.5681  3.5649   166.6     3.8  14.1
2015 07 11    19 18 29.2 -09 02 29   2.5697  3.5672   166.8     3.7  14.1
2015 07 12    19 18 07.0 -09 05 17   2.5717  3.5695   167.0     3.7  14.1
2015 07 13    19 17 45.0 -09 08 10   2.5739  3.5718   167.0     3.7  14.1
2015 07 14    19 17 23.0 -09 11 07   2.5763  3.5741   167.0     3.7  14.1
2015 07 15    19 17 01.1 -09 14 09   2.5791  3.5764   166.9     3.7  14.1
2015 07 16    19 16 39.4 -09 17 15   2.5821  3.5788   166.7     3.8  14.1
2015 07 17    19 16 17.8 -09 20 25   2.5853  3.5812   166.4     3.8  14.1
2015 07 18    19 15 56.5 -09 23 40   2.5889  3.5836   166.0     3.9  14.1
2015 07 19    19 15 35.5 -09 26 58   2.5927  3.5860   165.6     4.0  14.1
2015 07 20    19 15 14.7 -09 30 21   2.5967  3.5885   165.2     4.2  14.1
2015 07 21    19 14 54.2 -09 33 46   2.6010  3.5909   164.6     4.3  14.1
2015 07 22    19 14 34.0 -09 37 16   2.6056  3.5934   164.1     4.5  14.1
2015 07 23    19 14 14.3 -09 40 49   2.6105  3.5960   163.4     4.6  14.1
2015 07 24    19 13 54.9 -09 44 25   2.6156  3.5985   162.8     4.8  14.1
2015 07 25    19 13 35.9 -09 48 04   2.6209  3.6010   162.1     5.0  14.2
2015 07 26    19 13 17.4 -09 51 46   2.6266  3.6036   161.4     5.2  14.2
2015 07 27    19 12 59.4 -09 55 31   2.6324  3.6062   160.6     5.4  14.2
2015 07 28    19 12 41.9 -09 59 18   2.6386  3.6088   159.8     5.6  14.2
2015 07 29    19 12 24.9 -10 03 08   2.6449  3.6115   159.0     5.8  14.2
2015 07 30    19 12 08.5 -10 07 01   2.6516  3.6141   158.2     6.0  14.2
2015 07 31    19 11 52.6 -10 10 56   2.6585  3.6168   157.4     6.2  14.2


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Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) is at Perihelion (3.457 AU) in the constellation Aquila on the 6th April 2015 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 04 05    19 02 36.3 -11 07 22   3.3260  3.4569    89.0    16.8  14.5
2015 04 06    19 03 29.7 -11 03 48   3.3129  3.4568    89.8    16.8  14.5
2015 04 07    19 04 22.2 -11 00 14   3.2998  3.4568    90.5    16.8  14.5
2015 04 08    19 05 13.9 -10 56 39   3.2867  3.4568    91.3    16.8  14.5
2015 04 09    19 06 04.8 -10 53 05   3.2737  3.4569    92.0    16.8  14.5
2015 04 10    19 06 54.9 -10 49 30   3.2607  3.4570    92.8    16.8  14.5
2015 04 11    19 07 44.1 -10 45 55   3.2478  3.4571    93.5    16.8  14.4
2015 04 12    19 08 32.4 -10 42 21   3.2349  3.4572    94.3    16.8  14.4
2015 04 13    19 09 19.9 -10 38 47   3.2220  3.4573    95.0    16.8  14.4
2015 04 14    19 10 06.5 -10 35 13   3.2091  3.4575    95.8    16.8  14.4
2015 04 15    19 10 52.3 -10 31 40   3.1964  3.4577    96.6    16.8  14.4
2015 04 16    19 11 37.1 -10 28 07   3.1836  3.4579    97.3    16.7  14.4
2015 04 17    19 12 21.0 -10 24 35   3.1709  3.4581    98.1    16.7  14.4
2015 04 18    19 13 04.0 -10 21 04   3.1583  3.4584    98.9    16.7  14.4
2015 04 19    19 13 46.1 -10 17 34   3.1457  3.4587    99.6    16.6  14.4
2015 04 20    19 14 27.3 -10 14 05   3.1331  3.4590   100.4    16.6  14.4
2015 04 21    19 15 07.5 -10 10 37   3.1206  3.4594   101.2    16.6  14.4
2015 04 22    19 15 46.8 -10 07 10   3.1082  3.4597   102.0    16.5  14.4
2015 04 23    19 16 25.2 -10 03 45   3.0959  3.4601   102.8    16.5  14.3
2015 04 24    19 17 02.6 -10 00 21   3.0836  3.4605   103.6    16.4  14.3
2015 04 25    19 17 39.0 -09 56 59   3.0714  3.4610   104.4    16.4  14.3
2015 04 26    19 18 14.5 -09 53 39   3.0592  3.4614   105.2    16.3  14.3
2015 04 27    19 18 49.0 -09 50 20   3.0472  3.4619   106.0    16.2  14.3
2015 04 28    19 19 22.6 -09 47 03   3.0352  3.4624   106.8    16.2  14.3
2015 04 29    19 19 55.2 -09 43 48   3.0233  3.4630   107.6    16.1  14.3
2015 04 30    19 20 26.8 -09 40 36   3.0115  3.4636   108.4    16.0  14.3


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Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) is at Opposition (3.714 AU) on the 16th April 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 04 15    13 51 19.4 -01 11 47   3.7207  4.7125   170.3     2.1  16.1
2014 04 16    13 50 55.4 -01 07 48   3.7144  4.7067   170.4     2.0  16.1
2014 04 17    13 50 31.2 -01 03 50   3.7085  4.7009   170.3     2.1  16.1
2014 04 18    13 50 06.9 -00 59 54   3.7028  4.6951   170.2     2.1  16.1
2014 04 19    13 49 42.5 -00 56 00   3.6974  4.6894   169.9     2.2  16.1
2014 04 20    13 49 18.0 -00 52 08   3.6923  4.6836   169.5     2.2  16.0
2014 04 21    13 48 53.4 -00 48 19   3.6875  4.6779   169.0     2.3  16.0
2014 04 22    13 48 28.8 -00 44 32   3.6830  4.6721   168.5     2.5  16.0
2014 04 23    13 48 04.2 -00 40 47   3.6787  4.6664   167.9     2.6  16.0
2014 04 24    13 47 39.6 -00 37 06   3.6748  4.6606   167.2     2.7  16.0
2014 04 25    13 47 14.9 -00 33 27   3.6711  4.6549   166.4     2.9  16.0
2014 04 26    13 46 50.4 -00 29 51   3.6678  4.6492   165.6     3.1  16.0
2014 04 27    13 46 25.9 -00 26 19   3.6647  4.6435   164.8     3.3  16.0
2014 04 28    13 46 01.5 -00 22 49   3.6619  4.6378   164.0     3.4  16.0
2014 04 29    13 45 37.3 -00 19 24   3.6594  4.6321   163.1     3.6  16.0
2014 04 30    13 45 13.1 -00 16 02   3.6572  4.6264   162.2     3.8  16.0


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Orbital elements:
    C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS)
T 2015 Apr. 4.72233 TT                                  MPC
q   3.4753235            (2000.0)            P               Q
                   Peri.  103.71916     -0.02341060     +0.99838636
                   Node   164.65506     -0.97607453     -0.01163609
e   1.0            Incl.   11.27415     -0.21617228     -0.05558127
From 10 observations 2012 Jan. 19-Mar. 17

MPEC 2012 - F32

Comet C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) was discovered on the 19th January, 2012, by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope.
The orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 4th April, 2015, at a distance of 3.47 AU from the Sun.



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