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Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson

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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 ascension0h 45.6m
Declination-43° 22'
ConstellationPhoenix
Distance from Earth4.517 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation06/11/2017
Altitude5.8°
Azimuth197° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun57.6°
Ecliptic latitude-49.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.068 AU
Perihelion1.637 AU
(12/06/2017)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.001621
Inclination to ecliptic49.9°
Speed relative to Sun20.905 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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