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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 ascension6h 32.1m
Declination-35° 31'
ConstellationColumba
Distance from Earth5.541 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-20
Altitude-59.1°
Azimuth295° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun60.2°
Ecliptic latitude-67.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.112 AU
Perihelion3.073 AU
(2023-May-09)
Aphelion10,993.002 AU
Period407,680 years
Eccentricity0.999441
Inclination to ecliptic89.7°
Speed relative to Sun18.625 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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