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Comet 24P Schaumasse

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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 ascension15h 57.1m
Declination-14° 31'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth1.496 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation12/03/2018
Altitude1.9°
Azimuth110° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun171.5°
Ecliptic latitude3.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.503 AU
Perihelion1.206 AU
(16/11/2017)
Aphelion6.965 AU
Period8.26 years
Eccentricity0.704767
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun22.177 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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