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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 15.4m
Declination10° 39'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth6.000 AU
Last observed magnitude14.1
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-10
Altitude-19.7°
Azimuth315° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun56.4°
Ecliptic latitude-13.5°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.509 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000692
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun17.956 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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