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Location: Clatteringshaws Loch
(55.0508°N, 4.2860°W)
Time: 17:57:07
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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 ascension13h 9.8m
Declination-2° 11'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth6.074 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude28.0°
Azimuth213° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun42.5°
Ecliptic latitude5.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.373 AU
Perihelion1.026 AU
(11/09/2018)
Aphelion6.000 AU
Period6.58 years
Eccentricity0.708044
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun8.813 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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