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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 ascension8h 53.8m
Declination58° 46'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth0.209 AU
Last observed magnitude7.0
Date of last reported observation14/01/2019
Altitude25.5°
Azimuth338° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun140.6°
Ecliptic latitude6.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.152 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(12/12/2018)
Aphelion5.130 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658762
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun35.395 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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