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Comet 66P du Toit

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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 3.6m
Declination-8° 11'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth1.314 AU
Last observed magnitude10.2
Date of last reported observation22/05/2018
Altitude-12.0°
Azimuth90° (E)
Angular separation from Sun154.2°
Ecliptic latitude-4.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.254 AU
Perihelion1.290 AU
(19/05/2018)
Aphelion10.817 AU
Period14.9 years
Eccentricity0.786881
Inclination to ecliptic18.7°
Speed relative to Sun25.308 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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