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Comet 174P Echeclus

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension2h 36.0m
Declination11° 25'
ConstellationAries
Distance from Earth7.164 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation11/12/2017
Altitude15.3°
Azimuth272° (W)
Angular separation from Sun100.4°
Ecliptic latitude-3.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.405 AU
Perihelion5.814 AU
(21/04/2015)
Aphelion15.552 AU
Period34.9 years
Eccentricity0.455794
Inclination to ecliptic4.3°
Speed relative to Sun12.513 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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