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Comet 116P Wild 4

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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 ascension13h 57.4m
Declination-12° 57'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth3.160 AU
Last observed magnitude13.8
Date of last reported observation2022-Aug-20
Altitude-39.5°
Azimuth295° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun22.2°
Ecliptic latitude-1.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.265 AU
Perihelion2.197 AU
(2022-Jul-16)
Aphelion4.783 AU
Period6.52 years
Eccentricity0.370511
Inclination to ecliptic3.6°
Speed relative to Sun23.006 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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