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Comet 479P Elenin

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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 ascension14h 28.2m
Declination-28° 57'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth1.042 AU
Last observed magnitude14.6
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-09
Altitude1.2°
Azimuth209° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun103.6°
Ecliptic latitude-8.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.617 AU
Perihelion1.244 AU
(2024-May-05)
Aphelion10.005 AU
Period13.3 years
Eccentricity0.778864
Inclination to ecliptic15.4°
Speed relative to Sun30.648 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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