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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 4.9m
Declination-13° 40'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth10.774 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude-1.6°
Azimuth104° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun126.1°
Ecliptic latitude-33.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun11.383 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(15/12/2011)
Aphelion143.058 AU
Period605 years
Eccentricity0.999921
Inclination to ecliptic134.6°
Speed relative to Sun11.978 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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