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(30.9929°N, 90.9586°W)
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Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd

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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 ascension7h 27.2m
Declination-32° 5'
ConstellationPuppis
Distance from Earth14.945 AU
Last observed magnitude21.3
Date of last reported observation26/02/2014
Altitude3.0°
Azimuth131° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun118.3°
Ecliptic latitude-50.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.439 AU
Perihelion1.559 AU
(21/12/2011)
Aphelion15,431.481 AU
Period677,861 years
Eccentricity0.999798
Inclination to ecliptic106.2°
Speed relative to Sun10.715 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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