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Comet 209P LINEAR

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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 ascension3h 14.3m
Declination13° 47'
ConstellationAries
Distance from Earth3.538 AU
Last observed magnitude20.6
Date of last reported observation2014-Oct-21
Altitude-69.5°
Azimuth47° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun158.6°
Ecliptic latitude-3.2°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.470 AU
Perihelion0.967 AU
(2024-Jul-14)
Aphelion4.953 AU
Period5.09 years
Eccentricity0.673290
Inclination to ecliptic21.3°
Speed relative to Sun9.861 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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