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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: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension17h 42.0m
Declination-30° 32'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth1.599 AU
Last observed magnitude13.2
Date of last reported observation2020-Sep-05
Altitude-51.1°
Azimuth94° (E)
Angular separation from Sun80.5°
Ecliptic latitude-6.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.740 AU
Perihelion0.337 AU
(2020-Jun-25)
Aphelion4.094 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848016
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun24.880 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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