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Comet 17P Holmes

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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 ascension12h 11.4m
Declination-11° 31'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.299 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation15/02/2015
Altitude-12.8°
Azimuth266° (W)
Angular separation from Sun76.7°
Ecliptic latitude-9.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.162 AU
Perihelion2.072 AU
(20/02/2021)
Aphelion5.186 AU
Period6.91 years
Eccentricity0.428909
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.963 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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