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Comet 254P McNaught

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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 ascension5h 44.0m
Declination5° 30'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth5.197 AU
Last observed magnitude16.0
Date of last reported observation2021-Dec-26
Altitude-14.7°
Azimuth293° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun26.1°
Ecliptic latitude-21.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.310 AU
Perihelion3.139 AU
(2020-Sep-30)
Aphelion6.089 AU
Period9.91 years
Eccentricity0.319783
Inclination to ecliptic32.6°
Speed relative to Sun14.813 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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