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Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 11.6m
Declination-74° 15'
ConstellationIndus
Distance from Earth27.267 AU
Last observed magnitude8.9
Date of last reported observation2010-Jun-29
Altitude-44.9°
Azimuth203° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun68.5°
Ecliptic latitude-60.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun26.919 AU
Perihelion0.410 AU
(2010-Jun-30)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000320
Inclination to ecliptic76.6°
Speed relative to Sun8.161 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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