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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 13.4m
Declination39° 44'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth5.408 AU
Last observed magnitude13.3
Date of last reported observation2021-Jul-21
Altitude78.3°
Azimuth137° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun106.8°
Ecliptic latitude55.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.784 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000584
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun17.523 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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