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Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner

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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 54.4m
Declination-9° 53'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth6.526 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation2018-Nov-06
Altitude54.5°
Azimuth107° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun52.7°
Ecliptic latitude-4.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.981 AU
Perihelion1.010 AU
(2018-Sep-10)
Aphelion5.981 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.711092
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun6.549 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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