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Comet 168P Hergenrother

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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 ascension12h 16.7m
Declination-5° 38'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth6.786 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation2013-Feb-08
Altitude43.3°
Azimuth98° (E)
Angular separation from Sun3.6°
Ecliptic latitude-4.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.787 AU
Perihelion1.357 AU
(2019-Aug-05)
Aphelion5.808 AU
Period6.78 years
Eccentricity0.621198
Inclination to ecliptic21.6°
Speed relative to Sun7.678 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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