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Comet 118P Shoemaker-Levy 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 ascension8h 26.9m
Declination15° 32'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth0.967 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-31
Altitude25.6°
Azimuth296° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun165.9°
Ecliptic latitude-1.8°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.939 AU
Perihelion1.829 AU
(2022-Nov-24)
Aphelion4.864 AU
Period6.12 years
Eccentricity0.453421
Inclination to ecliptic10.1°
Speed relative to Sun25.495 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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