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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 ascension12h 15.9m
Declination-9° 19'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth6.699 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude16.1°
Azimuth135° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun30.9°
Ecliptic latitude-8.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.869 AU
Perihelion1.031 AU
(11/02/2012)
Aphelion5.998 AU
Period6.59 years
Eccentricity0.706613
Inclination to ecliptic31.9°
Speed relative to Sun7.064 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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