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Comet 29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

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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 ascension6h 52.0m
Declination29° 22'
ConstellationGemini
Distance from Earth5.190 AU
Last observed magnitude13.9
Date of last reported observation2022-Nov-11
Altitude-14.1°
Azimuth63° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun147.9°
Ecliptic latitude5.5°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.048 AU
Perihelion5.776 AU
(2019-Apr-17)
Aphelion6.317 AU
Period14.9 years
Eccentricity0.044784
Inclination to ecliptic9.4°
Speed relative to Sun12.109 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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