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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 25.8m
Declination-28° 40'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth16.260 AU
Last observed magnitude21.3
Date of last reported observation26/02/2014
Altitude19.7°
Azimuth196° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun69.5°
Ecliptic latitude-51.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.935 AU
Perihelion1.560 AU
(21/12/2011)
Aphelion15,140.722 AU
Period658,795 years
Eccentricity0.999794
Inclination to ecliptic106.2°
Speed relative to Sun10.547 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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