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Comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR

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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 ascension3h 15.4m
Declination-83° 37'
ConstellationOctans
Distance from Earth13.429 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude6.4°
Azimuth181° (S)
Angular separation from Sun72.6°
Ecliptic latitude-74.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun13.168 AU
Perihelion1.145 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,370.401 AU
Period17,959 years
Eccentricity0.998330
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun11.552 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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