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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 ascension20h 44.8m
Declination-8° 8'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth1.951 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-27
Altitude-24.1°
Azimuth282° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun65.1°
Ecliptic latitude10.5°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.778 AU
Perihelion1.719 AU
(2023-Jan-12)
Aphelion7.300 AU
Period9.58 years
Eccentricity0.618731
Inclination to ecliptic25.0°
Speed relative to Sun28.305 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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