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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 ascension9h 35.6m
Declination48° 7'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth0.490 AU
Last observed magnitude8.5
Date of last reported observation11/02/2019
Altitude43.4°
Azimuth297° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun141.2°
Ecliptic latitude10.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.404 AU
Perihelion1.055 AU
(12/12/2018)
Aphelion5.129 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658718
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun31.248 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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