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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze

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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 ascension22h 24.3m
Declination40° 37'
ConstellationLacerta
Distance from Earth0.468 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation01/01/1900
Altitude64.0°
Azimuth285° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun69.4°
Ecliptic latitude21.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.929 AU
Perihelion0.581 AU
(21/02/2018)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000262
Inclination to ecliptic96.8°
Speed relative to Sun43.709 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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