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Comet 141P-B Machholz

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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 ascension6h 5.8m
Declination2° 36'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth0.986 AU
Last observed magnitude17.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Feb-15
Altitude4.4°
Azimuth270° (W)
Angular separation from Sun102.1°
Ecliptic latitude-13.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.539 AU
Perihelion0.808 AU
(2020-Dec-09)
Aphelion5.303 AU
Period5.34 years
Eccentricity0.735434
Inclination to ecliptic14.0°
Speed relative to Sun29.364 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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