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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 ascension19h 33.5m
Declination-30° 46'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth5.289 AU
Last observed magnitude10.8
Date of last reported observation13/09/2012
Altitude30.5°
Azimuth234° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun97.8°
Ecliptic latitude-8.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.516 AU
Perihelion0.124 AU
(14/07/2012)
Aphelion5.943 AU
Period5.28 years
Eccentricity0.959191
Inclination to ecliptic58.3°
Speed relative to Sun5.405 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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