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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 ascension13h 11.6m
Declination-9° 17'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth1.089 AU
Last observed magnitude12.2
Date of last reported observation2022-Aug-13
Altitude-12.2°
Azimuth271° (W)
Angular separation from Sun55.4°
Ecliptic latitude-1.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.980 AU
Perihelion0.973 AU
(2022-Aug-25)
Aphelion5.211 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.685329
Inclination to ecliptic11.2°
Speed relative to Sun39.040 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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