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Comet C/2017 O1

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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 ascension10h 42.7m
Declination37° 7'
ConstellationLeo Minor
Distance from Earth4.525 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation01/01/1900
Altitude5.1°
Azimuth46° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun37.9°
Ecliptic latitude32.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.775 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion791.207 AU
Period7,891 years
Eccentricity0.996219
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun21.627 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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