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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 ascension10h 13.4m
Declination4° 10'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth4.561 AU
Last observed magnitude19.5
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-28
Altitude-36.6°
Azimuth85° (E)
Angular separation from Sun122.0°
Ecliptic latitude-5.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.165 AU
Perihelion2.084 AU
(2021-Feb-19)
Aphelion5.194 AU
Period6.94 years
Eccentricity0.427284
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.987 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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