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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 33.2m
Declination57° 34'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth26.791 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation2010-Jan-17
Altitude6.5°
Azimuth353° (N)
Angular separation from Sun85.7°
Ecliptic latitude34.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun26.734 AU
Perihelion1.068 AU
(2008-Sep-28)
Aphelion9,329.552 AU
Period318,661 years
Eccentricity0.999771
Inclination to ecliptic83.0°
Speed relative to Sun8.135 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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