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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 ascension15h 37.8m
Declination-3° 15'
ConstellationSerpens
Distance from Earth4.226 AU
Last observed magnitude20.5
Date of last reported observation01/04/2013
Altitude-21.9°
Azimuth62° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun16.0°
Ecliptic latitude20.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.287 AU
Perihelion1.014 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.988 AU
Period6.55 years
Eccentricity0.710474
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun16.921 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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