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Comet 2P Encke

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension22h 38.4m
Declination-16° 21'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth0.782 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation27/02/2017
Altitude-25.4°
Azimuth252° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun28.9°
Ecliptic latitude-11.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.490 AU
Perihelion0.336 AU
(10/03/2017)
Aphelion4.094 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848338
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun56.752 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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