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Comet C/2017 O1

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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 8.3m
Declination86° 38'
ConstellationCepheus
Distance from Earth1.049 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation11/12/2017
Altitude39.5°
Azimuth356° (N)
Angular separation from Sun113.8°
Ecliptic latitude34.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.704 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion833.424 AU
Period8,530 years
Eccentricity0.996410
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun32.234 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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