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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 ascension4h 20.1m
Declination23° 18'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth4.673 AU
Last observed magnitude20.6
Date of last reported observation21/10/2014
Altitude10.8°
Azimuth294° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun6.1°
Ecliptic latitude2.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.668 AU
Perihelion0.968 AU
(12/06/2019)
Aphelion4.957 AU
Period5.10 years
Eccentricity0.673318
Inclination to ecliptic21.3°
Speed relative to Sun13.575 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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