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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 ascension9h 28.7m
Declination49° 3'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth3.517 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation01/01/1900
Altitude-1.6°
Azimuth354° (N)
Angular separation from Sun65.8°
Ecliptic latitude35.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.236 AU
Perihelion1.499 AU
(14/10/2017)
Aphelion800.990 AU
Period8,038 years
Eccentricity0.996265
Inclination to ecliptic39.8°
Speed relative to Sun23.370 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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