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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 ascension13h 38.7m
Declination-9° 3'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.377 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-34.2°
Azimuth70° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun111.3°
Ecliptic latitude1.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.809 AU
Perihelion1.029 AU
(12/09/2018)
Aphelion5.999 AU
Period6.59 years
Eccentricity0.707107
Inclination to ecliptic31.9°
Speed relative to Sun7.280 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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