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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze

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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 ascension21h 22.4m
Declination-77° 17'
ConstellationOctans
Distance from Earth1.521 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation19/02/2018
Altitude-26.4°
Azimuth182° (S)
Angular separation from Sun120.8°
Ecliptic latitude-35.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.221 AU
Perihelion0.581 AU
(21/02/2018)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000082
Inclination to ecliptic96.8°
Speed relative to Sun28.269 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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