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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 ascension9h 57.3m
Declination1° 33'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth1.149 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation06/08/2018
Altitude52.3°
Azimuth173° (S)
Angular separation from Sun11.2°
Ecliptic latitude-54.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.251 AU
Perihelion0.208 AU
(15/08/2018)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000088
Inclination to ecliptic99.0°
Speed relative to Sun84.122 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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