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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 ascension10h 27.8m
Declination12° 2'
ConstellationLeo
Distance from Earth2.084 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation2017-Jun-30
Altitude52.6°
Azimuth290° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun14.8°
Ecliptic latitude4.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.134 AU
Perihelion1.050 AU
(2022-Sep-13)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period5.43 years
Eccentricity0.659967
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun35.734 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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