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Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

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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 ascension23h 56.4m
Declination-8° 12'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth3.319 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation30/06/2017
Altitude57.6°
Azimuth255° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun170.1°
Ecliptic latitude-5.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.310 AU
Perihelion1.046 AU
(12/04/2017)
Aphelion5.123 AU
Period5.42 years
Eccentricity0.660969
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun11.139 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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