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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 ascension10h 11.0m
Declination12° 53'
ConstellationLeo
Distance from Earth2.106 AU
Last observed magnitude13.8
Date of last reported observation2022-May-06
Altitude48.9°
Azimuth153° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun83.1°
Ecliptic latitude1.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.224 AU
Perihelion2.197 AU
(2022-Jul-16)
Aphelion4.784 AU
Period6.52 years
Eccentricity0.370569
Inclination to ecliptic3.6°
Speed relative to Sun23.314 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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