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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 6.4m
Declination-3° 7'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth3.403 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-31.5°
Azimuth297° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun47.2°
Ecliptic latitude23.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.828 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.986 AU
Period6.55 years
Eccentricity0.710500
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun19.337 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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