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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 ascension1h 52.8m
Declination-84° 17'
ConstellationOctans
Distance from Earth15.753 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude3.7°
Azimuth176° (S)
Angular separation from Sun69.9°
Ecliptic latitude-71.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.443 AU
Perihelion1.144 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,340.999 AU
Period17,384 years
Eccentricity0.998295
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun10.657 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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