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Comet 205P Giacobini

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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 ascension9h 56.1m
Declination1° 52'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth5.259 AU
Last observed magnitude18.3
Date of last reported observation28/02/2009
Altitude-20.6°
Azimuth290° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun87.7°
Ecliptic latitude-10.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.312 AU
Perihelion1.536 AU
(13/05/2015)
Aphelion5.555 AU
Period6.68 years
Eccentricity0.566815
Inclination to ecliptic15.3°
Speed relative to Sun9.152 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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