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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 ascension5h 59.1m
Declination0° 16'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth6.022 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation15/03/2014
Altitude-32.3°
Azimuth270° (W)
Angular separation from Sun58.4°
Ecliptic latitude-25.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.561 AU
Perihelion3.160 AU
(07/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.003418
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun17.889 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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