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Comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR

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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 ascension3h 34.4m
Declination-84° 28'
ConstellationMensa
Distance from Earth18.669 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation2013-Apr-14
Altitude-1.7°
Azimuth175° (S)
Angular separation from Sun102.2°
Ecliptic latitude-68.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun18.908 AU
Perihelion1.139 AU
(2012-Nov-28)
Aphelion1,249.278 AU
Period15,633 years
Eccentricity0.998179
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun9.613 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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