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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 ascension2h 38.3m
Declination24° 22'
ConstellationAries
Distance from Earth6.350 AU
Last observed magnitude15.3
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-02
Altitude-6.6°
Azimuth310° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun56.6°
Ecliptic latitude9.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.863 AU
Perihelion5.768 AU
(2019-Mar-22)
Aphelion6.305 AU
Period14.8 years
Eccentricity0.044476
Inclination to ecliptic9.4°
Speed relative to Sun12.477 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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