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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 19.5m
Declination37° 9'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth19.187 AU
Last observed magnitude15.5
Date of last reported observation2013-Dec-14
Altitude34.8°
Azimuth292° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun22.5°
Ecliptic latitude15.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun18.252 AU
Perihelion0.012 AU
(2013-Nov-28)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000255
Inclination to ecliptic64.7°
Speed relative to Sun10.740 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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