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Comet C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS

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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 ascension21h 40.1m
Declination-17° 52'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth17.197 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Mar-02
Altitude-78.3°
Azimuth70° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun24.8°
Ecliptic latitude-3.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.310 AU
Perihelion1.048 AU
(2014-Aug-28)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000395
Inclination to ecliptic142.3°
Speed relative to Sun10.446 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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