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Comet 81P Wild 2

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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 10.3m
Declination-5° 55'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth2.021 AU
Last observed magnitude11.8
Date of last reported observation2022-Nov-06
Altitude-5.8°
Azimuth93° (E)
Angular separation from Sun51.4°
Ecliptic latitude1.8°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.604 AU
Perihelion1.598 AU
(2022-Dec-15)
Aphelion5.310 AU
Period6.42 years
Eccentricity0.537245
Inclination to ecliptic3.2°
Speed relative to Sun29.145 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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