New comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) added to TheSkyLive

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The recently discovered comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) has been added to TheSkyLive. The comet is currently around magnitude 20, 1.3 billion kilometers from the Sun and it will reach its perihelion in April 2016.

As shown by the light curve below, according to current computations, this comet could reach magnitude 7 during July 2016.

C/2013/R1 PANSTARRS Light Curve

C/2013/R1 PANSTARRS Light Curve

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As shown in this chart, C/2013 X1 is currently close in the sky to the other recently discovered comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden). Vicinity is only apparent though.