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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 10.0m
Declination21° 40'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth5.450 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-24
Altitude-8.6°
Azimuth42° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun57.3°
Ecliptic latitude49.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.984 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000642
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun18.876 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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