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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 ascension20h 6.7m
Declination18° 40'
ConstellationSagitta
Distance from Earth8.039 AU
Last observed magnitude17.2
Date of last reported observation10/06/2008
Altitude67.2°
Azimuth326° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun106.3°
Ecliptic latitude36.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.379 AU
Perihelion1.025 AU
(28/08/2021)
Aphelion10.361 AU
Period13.6 years
Eccentricity0.819952
Inclination to ecliptic54.9°
Speed relative to Sun7.478 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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