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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 ascension7h 11.7m
Declination-12° 36'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth10.922 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude-55.3°
Azimuth247° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun102.6°
Ecliptic latitude-33.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun11.181 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(15/12/2011)
Aphelion144.635 AU
Period615 years
Eccentricity0.999922
Inclination to ecliptic134.6°
Speed relative to Sun12.100 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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