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Location: Clatteringshaws Loch
(55.0508°N, 4.2860°W)
Time: 11:49:30
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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 ascension21h 13.0m
Declination46° 22'
ConstellationCygnus
Distance from Earth0.910 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation18/06/2018
Altitude26.3°
Azimuth315° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun99.0°
Ecliptic latitude31.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.467 AU
Perihelion1.013 AU
(10/09/2018)
Aphelion5.983 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.710467
Inclination to ecliptic32.0°
Speed relative to Sun30.922 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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