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Comet C/2012 J1 Catalina

 Year Month Day Time      

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 13.2m
Declination-10° 40'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth7.578 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude64.2°
Azimuth115° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun102.6°
Ecliptic latitude-31.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.856 AU
Perihelion3.163 AU
(07/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.002512
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun15.051 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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