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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension5h 26.6m
Declination18° 20'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth0.375 AU
Last observed magnitude8.5
Date of last reported observation2020-Nov-24
Altitude53.2°
Azimuth145° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun160.2°
Ecliptic latitude-1.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.346 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.365 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952707
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun35.850 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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