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Comet C/2012 S1 ISON

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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 ascension7h 26.0m
Declination36° 59'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth17.071 AU
Last observed magnitude15.5
Date of last reported observation14/12/2013
Altitude59.3°
Azimuth276° (W)
Angular separation from Sun16.5°
Ecliptic latitude15.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.099 AU
Perihelion0.013 AU
(28/11/2013)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000254
Inclination to ecliptic64.0°
Speed relative to Sun11.323 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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