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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 ascension10h 20.8m
Declination29° 25'
ConstellationLeo Minor
Distance from Earth1.266 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude25.8°
Azimuth288° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun113.3°
Ecliptic latitude11.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.902 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(2018-Dec-12)
Aphelion5.129 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658684
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun25.411 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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