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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: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension20h 24.2m
Declination-19° 46'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth2.843 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation30/06/2017
Altitude25.4°
Azimuth150° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun67.2°
Ecliptic latitude-0.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.624 AU
Perihelion1.045 AU
(12/04/2017)
Aphelion5.123 AU
Period5.42 years
Eccentricity0.661112
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun19.713 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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