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Comet C/2020 M3 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 ascension6h 27.1m
Declination46° 57'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth1.780 AU
Last observed magnitude16.2
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-04
Altitude36.7°
Azimuth336° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun105.4°
Ecliptic latitude18.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.256 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.407 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952744
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun27.446 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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