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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 ascension18h 45.2m
Declination-28° 11'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth2.209 AU
Last observed magnitude14.3
Date of last reported observation2020-Sep-16
Altitude-10.2°
Azimuth234° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun67.5°
Ecliptic latitude-5.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.047 AU
Perihelion0.337 AU
(2020-Jun-25)
Aphelion4.095 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848030
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun21.600 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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