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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 42.6m
Declination-9° 20'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth15.569 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation21/01/2012
Altitude33.9°
Azimuth259° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun46.1°
Ecliptic latitude-34.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun14.884 AU
Perihelion0.006 AU
(14/12/2011)
Aphelion142.327 AU
Period600 years
Eccentricity0.999916
Inclination to ecliptic134.8°
Speed relative to Sun10.332 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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