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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 15.3m
Declination4° 49'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth4.282 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation15/02/2015
Altitude25.9°
Azimuth253° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun144.1°
Ecliptic latitude-4.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.124 AU
Perihelion2.069 AU
(25/03/2014)
Aphelion5.186 AU
Period6.91 years
Eccentricity0.429535
Inclination to ecliptic19.1°
Speed relative to Sun10.085 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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