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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 ascension20h 24.0m
Declination-31° 0'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth3.784 AU
Last observed magnitude15.3
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-25
Altitude4.6°
Azimuth144° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun49.3°
Ecliptic latitude-13.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.229 AU
Perihelion2.864 AU
(2021-Feb-23)
Aphelion5.180 AU
Period8.07 years
Eccentricity0.287848
Inclination to ecliptic16.0°
Speed relative to Sun18.135 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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