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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 ascension4h 57.6m
Declination31° 49'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth5.537 AU
Last observed magnitude13.8
Date of last reported observation2021-Sep-19
Altitude66.0°
Azimuth242° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun107.5°
Ecliptic latitude8.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.917 AU
Perihelion5.770 AU
(2019-Mar-30)
Aphelion6.310 AU
Period14.8 years
Eccentricity0.044719
Inclination to ecliptic9.4°
Speed relative to Sun12.369 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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