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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: 10°, Max. star mag.: 8)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension4h 47.3m
Declination57° 27'
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Distance from Earth0.721 AU
Last observed magnitude5.5
Date of last reported observation18/09/2017
Altitude30.3°
Azimuth322° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun121.1°
Ecliptic latitude15.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.501 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion868.076 AU
Period9,066 years
Eccentricity0.996553
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun34.352 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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