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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 ascension18h 27.6m
Declination-33° 18'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth6.673 AU
Last observed magnitude15.1
Date of last reported observation05/10/2012
Altitude20.1°
Azimuth234° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun35.9°
Ecliptic latitude-11.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.902 AU
Perihelion0.124 AU
(15/07/2012)
Aphelion5.945 AU
Period5.29 years
Eccentricity0.959229
Inclination to ecliptic58.3°
Speed relative to Sun2.875 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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