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Comet C/2008 A1 McNaught

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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 ascension6h 0.2m
Declination58° 6'
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Distance from Earth25.935 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation2010-Jan-17
Altitude70.1°
Azimuth0° (N)
Angular separation from Sun86.3°
Ecliptic latitude34.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun25.890 AU
Perihelion1.068 AU
(2008-Sep-28)
Aphelion8,608.932 AU
Period282,467 years
Eccentricity0.999752
Inclination to ecliptic83.0°
Speed relative to Sun8.266 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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