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Comet 2P Encke

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 24.5m
Declination2° 18'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth2.894 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation2017-Feb-27
Altitude15.2°
Azimuth94° (E)
Angular separation from Sun46.7°
Ecliptic latitude7.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.332 AU
Perihelion0.337 AU
(2020-Jun-25)
Aphelion4.094 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848001
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun18.985 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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