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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension19h 23.2m
Declination-21° 25'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth1.532 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation22/05/2018
Altitude23.9°
Azimuth205° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun136.5°
Ecliptic latitude0.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.372 AU
Perihelion2.210 AU
(10/08/2018)
Aphelion5,108.677 AU
Period129,184 years
Eccentricity0.999135
Inclination to ecliptic91.0°
Speed relative to Sun27.345 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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