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Comet 62P Tsuchinshan

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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 ascension13h 34.7m
Declination0° 6'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth1.946 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation12/03/2018
Altitude42.5°
Azimuth138° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun114.1°
Ecliptic latitude7.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.537 AU
Perihelion1.384 AU
(16/11/2017)
Aphelion5.495 AU
Period6.38 years
Eccentricity0.597643
Inclination to ecliptic9.7°
Speed relative to Sun21.011 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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