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Comet C/2008 A1 McNaught

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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 ascension6h 31.3m
Declination58° 36'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth23.567 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation17/01/2010
Altitude6.9°
Azimuth2° (N)
Angular separation from Sun61.9°
Ecliptic latitude36.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun23.107 AU
Perihelion1.063 AU
(27/09/2008)
Aphelion5,640.167 AU
Period149,804 years
Eccentricity0.999623
Inclination to ecliptic82.8°
Speed relative to Sun8.745 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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