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Comet 62P Tsuchinshan

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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 ascension13h 59.8m
Declination1° 53'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth1.138 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation01/01/1900
Altitude21.6°
Azimuth103° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun95.7°
Ecliptic latitude9.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.577 AU
Perihelion1.384 AU
(16/11/2017)
Aphelion5.492 AU
Period6.37 years
Eccentricity0.597465
Inclination to ecliptic9.7°
Speed relative to Sun29.445 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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