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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 13.7m
Declination-0° 35'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.593 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation2013-Feb-08
Altitude2.2°
Azimuth269° (W)
Angular separation from Sun74.0°
Ecliptic latitude0.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.405 AU
Perihelion1.357 AU
(2019-Aug-05)
Aphelion5.807 AU
Period6.78 years
Eccentricity0.621059
Inclination to ecliptic21.6°
Speed relative to Sun8.980 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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