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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 ascension1h 42.4m
Declination7° 24'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth4.673 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation2016-Jul-11
Altitude2.0°
Azimuth81° (E)
Angular separation from Sun105.3°
Ecliptic latitude-2.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.036 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(2022-Dec-15)
Aphelion5.304 AU
Period6.41 years
Eccentricity0.537143
Inclination to ecliptic3.2°
Speed relative to Sun9.758 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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