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Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy

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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 45.1m
Declination-12° 39'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth22.909 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2012-Jan-21
Altitude-4.0°
Azimuth103° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun139.4°
Ecliptic latitude-34.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun23.665 AU
Perihelion0.007 AU
(2011-Dec-17)
Aphelion144.455 AU
Period614 years
Eccentricity0.999909
Inclination to ecliptic137.9°
Speed relative to Sun7.918 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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