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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

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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 ascension17h 55.2m
Declination-2° 49'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth15.640 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Nov-23
Altitude1.1°
Azimuth267° (W)
Angular separation from Sun129.6°
Ecliptic latitude19.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.306 AU
Perihelion1.292 AU
(2015-Jan-28)
Aphelion828.769 AU
Period8,455 years
Eccentricity0.996888
Inclination to ecliptic80.2°
Speed relative to Sun10.328 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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