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Comet C/2017 K2 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 14.1m
Declination-14° 49'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth1.938 AU
Last observed magnitude8.1
Date of last reported observation2022-Aug-07
Altitude54.8°
Azimuth244° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun106.3°
Ecliptic latitude5.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.426 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000794
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun27.050 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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