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Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

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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 ascension11h 24.1m
Declination57° 10'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth0.148 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation20/03/2017
Altitude8.1°
Azimuth32° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun120.8°
Ecliptic latitude5.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.080 AU
Perihelion1.045 AU
(12/04/2017)
Aphelion5.123 AU
Period5.42 years
Eccentricity0.661144
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun36.814 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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