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Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

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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 ascension7h 52.5m
Declination24° 56'
ConstellationGemini
Distance from Earth0.823 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation19/11/2018
Altitude42.9°
Azimuth244° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun123.1°
Ecliptic latitude2.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.594 AU
Perihelion1.589 AU
(10/11/2018)
Aphelion21.000 AU
Period38.0 years
Eccentricity0.859343
Inclination to ecliptic18.4°
Speed relative to Sun32.165 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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