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Comet 117P Helin-Roman-Alu 1

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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 ascension14h 47.3m
Declination-15° 1'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth4.214 AU
Last observed magnitude15.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-04
Altitude-53.0°
Azimuth288° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun20.2°
Ecliptic latitude1.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.297 AU
Perihelion3.040 AU
(2022-Jul-07)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period8.25 years
Eccentricity0.255612
Inclination to ecliptic8.7°
Speed relative to Sun17.915 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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