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Comet C/2016 N6 PANSTARRS

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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 ascension8h 11.4m
Declination38° 14'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth3.521 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation18/06/2018
Altitude71.3°
Azimuth275° (W)
Angular separation from Sun29.2°
Ecliptic latitude23.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.680 AU
Perihelion2.669 AU
(18/07/2018)
Aphelion4,223.906 AU
Period97,151 years
Eccentricity0.998737
Inclination to ecliptic105.8°
Speed relative to Sun25.720 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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