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Comet 46P Wirtanen

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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 ascension17h 12.2m
Declination-20° 40'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth4.185 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude-32.9°
Azimuth115° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun149.2°
Ecliptic latitude1.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.078 AU
Perihelion1.057 AU
(2018-Dec-12)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658239
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun7.903 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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