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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 54.3m
Declination-12° 51'
ConstellationCanis Major
Distance from Earth21.030 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2012-Jan-21
Altitude-4.7°
Azimuth103° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun134.1°
Ecliptic latitude-34.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun21.727 AU
Perihelion0.007 AU
(2011-Dec-15)
Aphelion143.334 AU
Period607 years
Eccentricity0.999906
Inclination to ecliptic136.8°
Speed relative to Sun8.324 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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