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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: 10°, Max. star mag.: 8)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension3h 44.6m
Declination15° 12'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth0.078 AU
Last observed magnitude6.5
Date of last reported observation26/11/2018
Altitude-33.5°
Azimuth8° (N)
Angular separation from Sun154.7°
Ecliptic latitude-0.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.056 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(12/12/2018)
Aphelion5.128 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658665
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun37.334 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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