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Comet C/2018 W2 Africano

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension8h 34.2m
Declination-81° 29'
ConstellationChamaeleon
Distance from Earth4.025 AU
Last observed magnitude9.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Sep-30
Altitude-0.4°
Azimuth189° (S)
Angular separation from Sun98.8°
Ecliptic latitude-63.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.299 AU
Perihelion1.455 AU
(2019-Sep-05)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000560
Inclination to ecliptic116.6°
Speed relative to Sun20.323 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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