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Comet 260P 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 ascension3h 24.5m
Declination40° 44'
ConstellationPerseus
Distance from Earth1.439 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Dec-23
Altitude71.6°
Azimuth323° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun112.6°
Ecliptic latitude14.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.032 AU
Perihelion1.417 AU
(2019-Sep-09)
Aphelion5.827 AU
Period6.89 years
Eccentricity0.608841
Inclination to ecliptic15.1°
Speed relative to Sun25.063 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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