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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 18.4m
Declination60° 38'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth22.898 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation17/01/2010
Altitude9.0°
Azimuth3° (N)
Angular separation from Sun142.3°
Ecliptic latitude35.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun23.684 AU
Perihelion1.064 AU
(28/09/2008)
Aphelion5,859.807 AU
Period158,638 years
Eccentricity0.999637
Inclination to ecliptic82.8°
Speed relative to Sun8.638 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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