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Comet 57P du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte

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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 ascension20h 23.1m
Declination-17° 53'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth2.220 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2021-Nov-30
Altitude22.7°
Azimuth152° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun51.2°
Ecliptic latitude1.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.777 AU
Perihelion1.720 AU
(2021-Oct-17)
Aphelion5.175 AU
Period6.40 years
Eccentricity0.501057
Inclination to ecliptic2.9°
Speed relative to Sun27.220 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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