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Location: Clatteringshaws Loch
(55.0508°N, 4.2860°W)
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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 22.4m
Declination-6° 46'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.769 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-24.8°
Azimuth296° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun39.8°
Ecliptic latitude8.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.052 AU
Perihelion1.022 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.999 AU
Period6.58 years
Eccentricity0.708779
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.927 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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