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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 40.1m
Declination43° 4'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth5.572 AU
Last observed magnitude13.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Jun-20
Altitude21.6°
Azimuth46° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun113.2°
Ecliptic latitude57.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.044 AU
Perihelion1.798 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000578
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun17.141 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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