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Comet 227P Catalina-LINEAR

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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 ascension8h 49.1m
Declination27° 14'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth1.106 AU
Last observed magnitude15.7
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-10
Altitude52.9°
Azimuth89° (E)
Angular separation from Sun103.9°
Ecliptic latitude6.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.661 AU
Perihelion1.624 AU
(2024-Mar-08)
Aphelion5.251 AU
Period6.37 years
Eccentricity0.527632
Inclination to ecliptic7.5°
Speed relative to Sun28.461 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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