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Comet 69P Taylor

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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 ascension17h 38.8m
Declination-17° 22'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth6.442 AU
Last observed magnitude20.9
Date of last reported observation2012-Mar-03
Altitude-34.9°
Azimuth111° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun13.6°
Ecliptic latitude7.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.489 AU
Perihelion2.278 AU
(2019-Mar-18)
Aphelion5.492 AU
Period7.66 years
Eccentricity0.413737
Inclination to ecliptic22.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.741 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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