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Comet 61P Shajn-Schaldach

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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 ascension2h 31.1m
Declination8° 33'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth2.244 AU
Last observed magnitude18.6
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-17
Altitude-61.1°
Azimuth310° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun79.3°
Ecliptic latitude-5.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.277 AU
Perihelion2.126 AU
(2022-Oct-23)
Aphelion5.256 AU
Period7.09 years
Eccentricity0.424073
Inclination to ecliptic6.0°
Speed relative to Sun23.217 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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