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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 ascension12h 57.9m
Declination-29° 1'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth3.616 AU
Last observed magnitude14.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Feb-15
Altitude3.2°
Azimuth214° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun116.7°
Ecliptic latitude-18.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.173 AU
Perihelion2.077 AU
(2021-Feb-20)
Aphelion5.189 AU
Period6.92 years
Eccentricity0.428319
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun13.451 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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