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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension3h 59.3m
Declination84° 19'
ConstellationCepheus
Distance from Earth0.898 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation20/11/2017
Altitude44.6°
Azimuth358° (N)
Angular separation from Sun116.2°
Ecliptic latitude29.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.601 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion839.753 AU
Period8,627 years
Eccentricity0.996437
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun33.255 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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