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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 ascension6h 39.7m
Declination7° 33'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth0.428 AU
Last observed magnitude8.0
Date of last reported observation03/09/2018
Altitude-35.4°
Azimuth320° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun82.4°
Ecliptic latitude-6.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.037 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.983 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710450
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun38.181 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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