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Comet C/2018 L2 ATLAS

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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 ascension0h 48.5m
Declination45° 33'
ConstellationAndromeda
Distance from Earth3.183 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Mar-18
Altitude26.9°
Azimuth323° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun36.6°
Ecliptic latitude50.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.452 AU
Perihelion1.712 AU
(2018-Dec-02)
Aphelion488.492 AU
Period3,837 years
Eccentricity0.993016
Inclination to ecliptic67.4°
Speed relative to Sun26.834 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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