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Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner

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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 ascension17h 54.1m
Declination-0° 5'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth2.837 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-5.5°
Azimuth274° (W)
Angular separation from Sun65.0°
Ecliptic latitude25.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.580 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.985 AU
Period6.55 years
Eccentricity0.710497
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun20.836 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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