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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 ascension12h 52.5m
Declination3° 7'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth3.506 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude-86.7°
Azimuth20° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun43.0°
Ecliptic latitude9.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.850 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(2018-Dec-12)
Aphelion5.129 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658678
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun18.318 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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