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Comet C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension2h 5.4m
Declination17° 41'
ConstellationAries
Distance from Earth1.516 AU
Last observed magnitude8.5
Date of last reported observation27/03/2017
Altitude-1.0°
Azimuth288° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun56.0°
Ecliptic latitude5.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.267 AU
Perihelion1.042 AU
(09/05/2017)
Aphelion778.125 AU
Period7,690 years
Eccentricity0.997325
Inclination to ecliptic6.3°
Speed relative to Sun37.387 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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