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Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

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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 ascension16h 41.4m
Declination-21° 15'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth5.647 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2017-Apr-10
Altitude38.4°
Azimuth242° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun3.3°
Ecliptic latitude1.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.662 AU
Perihelion0.557 AU
(2022-Apr-25)
Aphelion5.545 AU
Period5.33 years
Eccentricity0.817556
Inclination to ecliptic4.3°
Speed relative to Sun9.473 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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