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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension2h 5.1m
Declination-31° 55'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth0.205 AU
Last observed magnitude8.0
Date of last reported observation06/11/2018
Altitude18.8°
Azimuth170° (S)
Angular separation from Sun127.3°
Ecliptic latitude-6.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.125 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(12/12/2018)
Aphelion5.127 AU
Period5.43 years
Eccentricity0.658587
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun35.910 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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