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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 13.0m
Declination17° 10'
ConstellationSagitta
Distance from Earth8.052 AU
Last observed magnitude17.2
Date of last reported observation10/06/2008
Altitude55.8°
Azimuth58° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun41.3°
Ecliptic latitude40.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.338 AU
Perihelion1.026 AU
(28/08/2021)
Aphelion10.366 AU
Period13.6 years
Eccentricity0.819878
Inclination to ecliptic54.9°
Speed relative to Sun9.276 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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