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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 15.9m
Declination-56° 52'
ConstellationAra
Distance from Earth8.911 AU
Last observed magnitude11.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-04
Altitude-11.7°
Azimuth186° (S)
Angular separation from Sun78.0°
Ecliptic latitude-34.4°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.758 AU
Perihelion1.614 AU
(2020-May-04)
Aphelion3,320.077 AU
Period67,687 years
Eccentricity0.999028
Inclination to ecliptic57.3°
Speed relative to Sun14.214 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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