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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 ascension10h 9.0m
Declination5° 7'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth5.047 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation15/02/2015
Altitude54.4°
Azimuth187° (S)
Angular separation from Sun90.6°
Ecliptic latitude-5.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.158 AU
Perihelion2.070 AU
(25/03/2014)
Aphelion5.186 AU
Period6.91 years
Eccentricity0.429415
Inclination to ecliptic19.1°
Speed relative to Sun9.971 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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