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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 ascension15h 0.9m
Declination-16° 13'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth4.235 AU
Last observed magnitude15.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-04
Altitude-48.3°
Azimuth307° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun14.1°
Ecliptic latitude1.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.280 AU
Perihelion3.040 AU
(2022-Jul-07)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period8.25 years
Eccentricity0.255601
Inclination to ecliptic8.7°
Speed relative to Sun17.992 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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