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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 ascension16h 46.7m
Declination-82° 16'
ConstellationApus
Distance from Earth3.013 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation06/11/2018
Altitude-50.4°
Azimuth168° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun59.1°
Ecliptic latitude-77.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.647 AU
Perihelion2.210 AU
(10/08/2018)
Aphelion4,298.363 AU
Period99,713 years
Eccentricity0.998972
Inclination to ecliptic91.0°
Speed relative to Sun25.882 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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