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Comet 103P Hartley

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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 ascension15h 29.2m
Declination-15° 10'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth4.629 AU
Last observed magnitude14.4
Date of last reported observation2011-Apr-23
Altitude58.9°
Azimuth120° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun170.9°
Ecliptic latitude3.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.628 AU
Perihelion1.066 AU
(2023-Oct-12)
Aphelion5.886 AU
Period6.48 years
Eccentricity0.693209
Inclination to ecliptic13.6°
Speed relative to Sun7.751 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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