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Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

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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 ascension16h 57.4m
Declination-34° 19'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth0.981 AU
Last observed magnitude13.8
Date of last reported observation2022-Sep-24
Altitude-20.0°
Azimuth119° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun68.2°
Ecliptic latitude-10.2°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.111 AU
Perihelion0.973 AU
(2022-Aug-25)
Aphelion5.211 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.685340
Inclination to ecliptic11.2°
Speed relative to Sun36.189 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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