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Comet C/2009 O2 Catalina

 Year Month Day Time      

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 ascension1h 56.9m
Declination-57° 31'
ConstellationEridanus
Distance from Earth23.660 AU
Last observed magnitude18.2
Date of last reported observation2010-Apr-05
Altitude-61.6°
Azimuth239° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun105.9°
Ecliptic latitude-60.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun23.958 AU
Perihelion0.704 AU
(2010-Mar-24)
Aphelion519.233 AU
Period4,192 years
Eccentricity0.997293
Inclination to ecliptic107.7°
Speed relative to Sun8.405 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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