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Comet 246P NEAT

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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 7.2m
Declination-32° 45'
ConstellationMicroscopium
Distance from Earth2.882 AU
Last observed magnitude14.1
Date of last reported observation2021-Jun-04
Altitude27.1°
Azimuth247° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun131.5°
Ecliptic latitude-12.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.635 AU
Perihelion3.480 AU
(2029-Oct-28)
Aphelion5.227 AU
Period9.08 years
Eccentricity0.200588
Inclination to ecliptic17.0°
Speed relative to Sun16.861 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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