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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 ascension17h 15.8m
Declination39° 23'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth8.256 AU
Last observed magnitude15.3
Date of last reported observation2020-Oct-24
Altitude0.4°
Azimuth338° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun68.0°
Ecliptic latitude66.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.938 AU
Perihelion1.799 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000463
Inclination to ecliptic87.5°
Speed relative to Sun14.958 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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