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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 ascension8h 11.7m
Declination-17° 44'
ConstellationPuppis
Distance from Earth9.164 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude-54.3°
Azimuth239° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun141.8°
Ecliptic latitude-33.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun9.958 AU
Perihelion3.163 AU
(06/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.001856
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun13.368 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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