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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: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension5h 20.6m
Declination11° 40'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth6.252 AU
Last observed magnitude16.6
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-12
Altitude23.0°
Azimuth91° (E)
Angular separation from Sun46.5°
Ecliptic latitude-12.8°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.608 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000692
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun17.796 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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