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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 ascension13h 59.2m
Declination4° 12'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth3.992 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude38.4°
Azimuth194° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun83.6°
Ecliptic latitude15.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.008 AU
Perihelion1.016 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.993 AU
Period6.56 years
Eccentricity0.710220
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun13.765 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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