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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

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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 ascension17h 56.0m
Declination2° 47'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth11.068 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation23/11/2015
Altitude-17.1°
Azimuth60° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun27.0°
Ecliptic latitude28.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun10.201 AU
Perihelion1.292 AU
(29/01/2015)
Aphelion1,031.793 AU
Period11,740 years
Eccentricity0.997499
Inclination to ecliptic80.3°
Speed relative to Sun13.123 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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