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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 ascension4h 42.6m
Declination-57° 33'
ConstellationDorado
Distance from Earth6.228 AU
Last observed magnitude12.2
Date of last reported observation10/02/2013
Altitude32.4°
Azimuth182° (S)
Angular separation from Sun77.3°
Ecliptic latitude-86.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.087 AU
Perihelion1.142 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,356.037 AU
Period17,677 years
Eccentricity0.998317
Inclination to ecliptic92.9°
Speed relative to Sun17.035 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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