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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 ascension8h 35.6m
Declination57° 55'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth2.871 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation01/01/1900
Altitude13.6°
Azimuth333° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun82.2°
Ecliptic latitude37.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.909 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion807.276 AU
Period8,132 years
Eccentricity0.996294
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun24.651 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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