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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 41.5m
Declination-8° 57'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth13.268 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude6.2°
Azimuth261° (W)
Angular separation from Sun46.7°
Ecliptic latitude-33.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun12.595 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(15/12/2011)
Aphelion143.419 AU
Period607 years
Eccentricity0.999920
Inclination to ecliptic134.6°
Speed relative to Sun11.336 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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