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Comet 126P IRAS

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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 ascension2h 22.2m
Declination61° 0'
ConstellationCassiopeia
Distance from Earth1.283 AU
Last observed magnitude14.4
Date of last reported observation2023-Sep-21
Altitude76.7°
Azimuth338° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun114.2°
Ecliptic latitude27.4°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.925 AU
Perihelion1.711 AU
(2023-Jul-05)
Aphelion9.564 AU
Period13.4 years
Eccentricity0.696562
Inclination to ecliptic45.9°
Speed relative to Sun27.642 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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