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Comet C/2012 J1 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 ascension9h 46.8m
Declination-22° 13'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth18.057 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation2014-Mar-21
Altitude0.1°
Azimuth248° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun75.7°
Ecliptic latitude-33.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun17.838 AU
Perihelion3.145 AU
(2012-Dec-06)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000531
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun9.981 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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