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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 ascension5h 3.4m
Declination-21° 24'
ConstellationLepus
Distance from Earth0.424 AU
Last observed magnitude10.9
Date of last reported observation2020-Oct-20
Altitude-35.6°
Azimuth272° (W)
Angular separation from Sun121.6°
Ecliptic latitude-13.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.270 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.299 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952649
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun36.935 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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