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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 20.9m
Declination48° 19'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth0.907 AU
Last observed magnitude10.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Jan-16
Altitude24.2°
Azimuth43° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun137.4°
Ecliptic latitude12.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.762 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.378 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952718
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun31.206 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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