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Comet C/2017 E4 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 ascension3h 33.1m
Declination21° 19'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth1.927 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation24/04/2017
Altitude-67.6°
Azimuth343° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun12.6°
Ecliptic latitude4.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.963 AU
Perihelion0.494 AU
(23/04/2017)
Aphelion1,363.040 AU
Period17,802 years
Eccentricity0.999276
Inclination to ecliptic88.2°
Speed relative to Sun42.908 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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