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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 3.9m
Declination-17° 47'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth15.537 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude25.1°
Azimuth250° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun61.6°
Ecliptic latitude-34.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.081 AU
Perihelion3.153 AU
(06/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000725
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun10.856 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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