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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 ascension14h 24.4m
Declination-6° 50'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.728 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude40.5°
Azimuth196° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun42.2°
Ecliptic latitude8.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.041 AU
Perihelion1.022 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.999 AU
Period6.58 years
Eccentricity0.708916
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.962 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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