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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 7.3m
Declination57° 41'
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Distance from Earth25.164 AU
Last observed magnitude19.3
Date of last reported observation17/01/2010
Altitude27.3°
Azimuth324° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun43.6°
Ecliptic latitude35.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun24.441 AU
Perihelion1.065 AU
(28/09/2008)
Aphelion6,412.465 AU
Period181,597 years
Eccentricity0.999668
Inclination to ecliptic82.9°
Speed relative to Sun8.504 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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