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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 ascension22h 45.5m
Declination61° 17'
ConstellationCepheus
Distance from Earth0.676 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation16/07/2018
Altitude61.1°
Azimuth319° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun91.9°
Ecliptic latitude28.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.239 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.983 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710471
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun34.332 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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