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Comet 285P LINEAR

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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 ascension21h 0.2m
Declination-8° 28'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth1.986 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-27
Altitude62.3°
Azimuth331° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun62.5°
Ecliptic latitude9.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.763 AU
Perihelion1.719 AU
(2023-Jan-12)
Aphelion7.300 AU
Period9.58 years
Eccentricity0.618731
Inclination to ecliptic25.0°
Speed relative to Sun28.452 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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