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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 49.3m
Declination-8° 38'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth9.334 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude69.9°
Azimuth116° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun34.5°
Ecliptic latitude-32.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.515 AU
Perihelion3.163 AU
(07/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.002282
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun14.457 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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