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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 ascension15h 47.5m
Declination-16° 57'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth1.698 AU
Last observed magnitude12.2
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-28
Altitude-11.1°
Azimuth257° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun70.8°
Ecliptic latitude3.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.660 AU
Perihelion1.598 AU
(2022-Dec-15)
Aphelion5.310 AU
Period6.42 years
Eccentricity0.537245
Inclination to ecliptic3.2°
Speed relative to Sun28.497 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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