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Comet 8P Tuttle

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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 15.6m
Declination-34° 39'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth4.833 AU
Last observed magnitude13.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Dec-08
Altitude-34.7°
Azimuth226° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun60.6°
Ecliptic latitude-14.4°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.428 AU
Perihelion1.026 AU
(2021-Aug-27)
Aphelion10.383 AU
Period13.6 years
Eccentricity0.820175
Inclination to ecliptic54.9°
Speed relative to Sun15.658 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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