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Comet 130P McNaught-Hughes

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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 3.2m
Declination5° 42'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth1.782 AU
Last observed magnitude15.4
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-17
Altitude-29.2°
Azimuth6° (N)
Angular separation from Sun86.5°
Ecliptic latitude-5.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.996 AU
Perihelion1.823 AU
(2024-Apr-14)
Aphelion4.939 AU
Period6.22 years
Eccentricity0.460832
Inclination to ecliptic6.1°
Speed relative to Sun25.027 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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