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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 ascension8h 38.8m
Declination3° 49'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth2.180 AU
Last observed magnitude18.1
Date of last reported observation2024-Mar-27
Altitude0.3°
Azimuth86° (E)
Angular separation from Sun96.1°
Ecliptic latitude-12.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.496 AU
Perihelion1.064 AU
(2023-Oct-12)
Aphelion5.887 AU
Period6.48 years
Eccentricity0.693830
Inclination to ecliptic13.6°
Speed relative to Sun21.343 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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