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Comet 185P Petriew

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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 ascension1h 28.9m
Declination2° 38'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth1.330 AU
Last observed magnitude11.5
Date of last reported observation19/02/2018
Altitude17.4°
Azimuth259° (W)
Angular separation from Sun48.7°
Ecliptic latitude-8.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.006 AU
Perihelion0.934 AU
(27/01/2018)
Aphelion5.270 AU
Period5.46 years
Eccentricity0.698933
Inclination to ecliptic14.0°
Speed relative to Sun38.441 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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