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Comet 24P Schaumasse

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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 ascension16h 32.5m
Declination-11° 35'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth1.461 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation19/02/2018
Altitude-62.1°
Azimuth12° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun87.9°
Ecliptic latitude8.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.734 AU
Perihelion1.206 AU
(16/11/2017)
Aphelion6.962 AU
Period8.25 years
Eccentricity0.704643
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun28.391 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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