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Comet 156P Russell-LINEAR

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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 ascension4h 34.1m
Declination40° 47'
ConstellationPerseus
Distance from Earth1.616 AU
Last observed magnitude13.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-06
Altitude15.0°
Azimuth311° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun84.7°
Ecliptic latitude16.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.817 AU
Perihelion1.333 AU
(2020-Nov-17)
Aphelion5.588 AU
Period6.44 years
Eccentricity0.614789
Inclination to ecliptic17.3°
Speed relative to Sun26.837 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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