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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 38.2m
Declination-10° 15'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth17.136 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude14.2°
Azimuth259° (W)
Angular separation from Sun69.1°
Ecliptic latitude-34.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.802 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(14/12/2011)
Aphelion141.948 AU
Period598 years
Eccentricity0.999912
Inclination to ecliptic135.2°
Speed relative to Sun9.649 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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