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Comet C/2017 S3 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 ascension13h 55.7m
Declination31° 59'
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Distance from Earth2.571 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation06/08/2018
Altitude52.6°
Azimuth274° (W)
Angular separation from Sun75.5°
Ecliptic latitude41.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.513 AU
Perihelion0.209 AU
(15/08/2018)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000631
Inclination to ecliptic99.0°
Speed relative to Sun26.623 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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