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Location: Munkebjergskolens Observatorium
(55.3864°N, 10.3987°E)
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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 ascension17h 24.6m
Declination-23° 24'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth6.067 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Apr-15
Altitude5.5°
Azimuth213° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun7.5°
Ecliptic latitude-0.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.092 AU
Perihelion1.056 AU
(2024-May-19)
Aphelion5.128 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.658394
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun7.842 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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