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Location: Clatteringshaws Loch
(55.0508°N, 4.2860°W)
Time: 05:17:38
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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 10.6m
Declination4° 8'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth3.496 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude2.0°
Azimuth274° (W)
Angular separation from Sun140.2°
Ecliptic latitude13.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.324 AU
Perihelion1.017 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.995 AU
Period6.56 years
Eccentricity0.710028
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun12.543 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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