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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 ascension11h 21.8m
Declination-10° 47'
ConstellationCrater
Distance from Earth4.608 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation15/02/2015
Altitude0.9°
Azimuth255° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun108.4°
Ecliptic latitude-12.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.021 AU
Perihelion2.074 AU
(20/02/2021)
Aphelion5.186 AU
Period6.92 years
Eccentricity0.428598
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun10.439 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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