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Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy

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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 35.0m
Declination-12° 12'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth11.580 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude39.1°
Azimuth106° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun114.0°
Ecliptic latitude-33.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun12.017 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(15/12/2011)
Aphelion143.868 AU
Period610 years
Eccentricity0.999921
Inclination to ecliptic134.6°
Speed relative to Sun11.632 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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