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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension7h 20.0m
Declination-20° 48'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth0.585 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation19/10/2018
Altitude58.3°
Azimuth133° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun91.3°
Ecliptic latitude-19.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.166 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.983 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710441
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun35.604 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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