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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 ascension7h 19.1m
Declination-36° 22'
ConstellationPuppis
Distance from Earth0.787 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation06/11/2018
Altitude-58.9°
Azimuth88° (E)
Angular separation from Sun103.8°
Ecliptic latitude-28.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.403 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.982 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710429
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun31.797 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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