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Comet C/2017 T2 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 ascension17h 26.8m
Declination-43° 40'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth3.762 AU
Last observed magnitude16.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-27
Altitude-31.3°
Azimuth144° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun138.0°
Ecliptic latitude-16.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.563 AU
Perihelion1.615 AU
(2020-May-04)
Aphelion5,455.841 AU
Period142,544 years
Eccentricity0.999408
Inclination to ecliptic57.2°
Speed relative to Sun19.712 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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