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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 ascension12h 51.9m
Declination-1° 26'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth4.938 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-29.5°
Azimuth297° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun127.0°
Ecliptic latitude3.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.607 AU
Perihelion1.028 AU
(11/09/2018)
Aphelion5.999 AU
Period6.59 years
Eccentricity0.707532
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun7.998 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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