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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 40.2m
Declination-25° 38'
ConstellationSculptor
Distance from Earth0.916 AU
Last observed magnitude10.2
Date of last reported observation22/05/2018
Altitude-55.1°
Azimuth68° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun88.5°
Ecliptic latitude-18.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.351 AU
Perihelion1.290 AU
(19/05/2018)
Aphelion10.816 AU
Period14.9 years
Eccentricity0.786872
Inclination to ecliptic18.7°
Speed relative to Sun34.163 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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