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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 ascension12h 57.0m
Declination9° 14'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth4.933 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Mar-18
Altitude38.0°
Azimuth192° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun18.8°
Ecliptic latitude17.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.001 AU
Perihelion1.589 AU
(2018-Nov-10)
Aphelion20.976 AU
Period37.9 years
Eccentricity0.859201
Inclination to ecliptic18.4°
Speed relative to Sun19.099 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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