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Comet 284P 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 ascension23h 4.0m
Declination-17° 16'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth1.562 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2021-Sep-21
Altitude-54.1°
Azimuth250° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun128.4°
Ecliptic latitude-7.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.314 AU
Perihelion2.296 AU
(2021-Sep-12)
Aphelion5.062 AU
Period7.06 years
Eccentricity0.375946
Inclination to ecliptic11.9°
Speed relative to Sun22.924 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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