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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 ascension16h 42.3m
Declination-20° 24'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth4.124 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude-60.6°
Azimuth135° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun163.6°
Ecliptic latitude1.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.107 AU
Perihelion1.057 AU
(2018-Dec-12)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658241
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun7.776 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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