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Comet C/2007 W1 Boattini

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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 ascension5h 18.2m
Declination32° 23'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth24.364 AU
Last observed magnitude20.1
Date of last reported observation17/12/2008
Altitude14.1°
Azimuth59° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun41.2°
Ecliptic latitude9.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun23.609 AU
Perihelion0.837 AU
(24/06/2008)
Aphelion2,285.598 AU
Period38,655 years
Eccentricity0.999268
Inclination to ecliptic9.9°
Speed relative to Sun8.624 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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