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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 22.2m
Declination-23° 20'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth6.063 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude-28.9°
Azimuth243° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun9.7°
Ecliptic latitude-0.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.094 AU
Perihelion1.056 AU
(2024-May-19)
Aphelion5.128 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658392
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun7.834 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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