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Comet 96P Machholz

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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 ascension17h 36.0m
Declination-14° 54'
ConstellationSerpens
Distance from Earth2.241 AU
Last observed magnitude15.1
Date of last reported observation05/10/2012
Altitude60.5°
Azimuth121° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun8.5°
Ecliptic latitude14.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.276 AU
Perihelion0.124 AU
(27/10/2017)
Aphelion5.946 AU
Period5.29 years
Eccentricity0.959163
Inclination to ecliptic58.1°
Speed relative to Sun33.142 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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