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Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS

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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 12.7m
Declination68° 34'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth1.054 AU
Last observed magnitude8.0
Date of last reported observation2020-Mar-23
Altitude19.1°
Azimuth344° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun95.5°
Ecliptic latitude30.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.519 AU
Perihelion0.253 AU
(2020-May-31)
Aphelion624.396 AU
Period5,520 years
Eccentricity0.999190
Inclination to ecliptic45.4°
Speed relative to Sun34.132 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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