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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 ascension5h 59.5m
Declination46° 49'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth2.185 AU
Last observed magnitude16.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-09
Altitude86.5°
Azimuth161° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun111.8°
Ecliptic latitude18.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.717 AU
Perihelion2.081 AU
(2021-Feb-19)
Aphelion5.190 AU
Period6.93 years
Eccentricity0.427635
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun20.222 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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