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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 14.1m
Declination41° 24'
ConstellationPerseus
Distance from Earth1.345 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Dec-23
Altitude13.3°
Azimuth37° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun116.5°
Ecliptic latitude15.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.990 AU
Perihelion1.417 AU
(2019-Sep-09)
Aphelion5.827 AU
Period6.89 years
Eccentricity0.608838
Inclination to ecliptic15.1°
Speed relative to Sun25.431 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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