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Comet 17P Holmes

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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 ascension17h 52.8m
Declination-41° 55'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth1.763 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Feb-15
Altitude-43.8°
Azimuth158° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun130.8°
Ecliptic latitude-12.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.544 AU
Perihelion2.080 AU
(2021-Feb-19)
Aphelion5.197 AU
Period6.94 years
Eccentricity0.428236
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun21.301 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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