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Comet 64P Swift-Gehrels

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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 ascension0h 34.5m
Declination35° 17'
ConstellationAndromeda
Distance from Earth0.453 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation15/10/2018
Altitude7.3°
Azimuth38° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun151.2°
Ecliptic latitude8.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.411 AU
Perihelion1.393 AU
(03/11/2018)
Aphelion7.522 AU
Period9.41 years
Eccentricity0.687472
Inclination to ecliptic8.9°
Speed relative to Sun32.539 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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