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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 28.4m
Declination59° 21'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth24.665 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation17/01/2010
Altitude68.7°
Azimuth355° (N)
Angular separation from Sun127.6°
Ecliptic latitude35.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun25.281 AU
Perihelion1.066 AU
(28/09/2008)
Aphelion7,589.247 AU
Period233,804 years
Eccentricity0.999719
Inclination to ecliptic82.9°
Speed relative to Sun8.364 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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