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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension10h 55.0m
Declination-7° 56'
ConstellationCrater
Distance from Earth4.782 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation11/02/2012
Altitude-55.7°
Azimuth14° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun133.4°
Ecliptic latitude-11.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.521 AU
Perihelion1.031 AU
(11/02/2012)
Aphelion6.001 AU
Period6.59 years
Eccentricity0.706838
Inclination to ecliptic31.9°
Speed relative to Sun8.307 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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