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Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 16.4m
Declination-80° 42'
ConstellationOctans
Distance from Earth20.502 AU
Last observed magnitude8.9
Date of last reported observation29/06/2010
Altitude0.2°
Azimuth171° (S)
Angular separation from Sun98.0°
Ecliptic latitude-62.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun20.666 AU
Perihelion0.414 AU
(01/07/2010)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000395
Inclination to ecliptic77.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.311 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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