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Comet 48P Johnson

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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 ascension1h 17.1m
Declination-2° 21'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth2.989 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation01/10/2018
Altitude5.9°
Azimuth102° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun49.4°
Ecliptic latitude-11.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.463 AU
Perihelion2.005 AU
(12/08/2018)
Aphelion4.993 AU
Period6.54 years
Eccentricity0.427057
Inclination to ecliptic12.2°
Speed relative to Sun21.603 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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