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Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring

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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 ascension10h 4.5m
Declination33° 32'
ConstellationLeo Minor
Distance from Earth21.694 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Mar-16
Altitude17.9°
Azimuth305° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun47.6°
Ecliptic latitude21.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun21.031 AU
Perihelion1.411 AU
(2014-Oct-24)
Aphelion26,136.348 AU
Period1,494,052 years
Eccentricity0.999892
Inclination to ecliptic129.2°
Speed relative to Sun9.181 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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