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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 ascension18h 56.3m
Declination-35° 6'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth2.740 AU
Last observed magnitude14.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Aug-10
Altitude-67.2°
Azimuth64° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun100.3°
Ecliptic latitude-10.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.081 AU
Perihelion2.864 AU
(2021-Feb-23)
Aphelion5.176 AU
Period8.06 years
Eccentricity0.287533
Inclination to ecliptic16.0°
Speed relative to Sun18.846 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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