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Comet C/2020 K1 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 59.6m
Declination-21° 9'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth4.353 AU
Last observed magnitude13.7
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-27
Altitude4.0°
Azimuth111° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun15.7°
Ecliptic latitude2.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.415 AU
Perihelion3.073 AU
(2023-May-09)
Aphelion1,536,655.927 AU
Period673,487,389 years
Eccentricity0.999996
Inclination to ecliptic89.7°
Speed relative to Sun22.793 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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