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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 ascension23h 27.5m
Declination42° 10'
ConstellationAndromeda
Distance from Earth2.860 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Mar-18
Altitude8.6°
Azimuth329° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun42.2°
Ecliptic latitude57.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.225 AU
Perihelion1.712 AU
(2018-Dec-02)
Aphelion487.298 AU
Period3,823 years
Eccentricity0.992999
Inclination to ecliptic67.4°
Speed relative to Sun28.176 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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