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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 ascension16h 58.9m
Declination27° 3'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth5.425 AU
Last observed magnitude13.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Sep-25
Altitude66.5°
Azimuth234° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun73.5°
Ecliptic latitude51.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.229 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000624
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun18.428 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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