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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 ascension10h 39.7m
Declination-11° 44'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth4.615 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation2018-Nov-06
Altitude-6.0°
Azimuth259° (W)
Angular separation from Sun45.7°
Ecliptic latitude-21.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.984 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(2018-Sep-10)
Aphelion5.981 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710421
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun13.845 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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