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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 9.8m
Declination-17° 47'
ConstellationLepus
Distance from Earth0.404 AU
Last observed magnitude9.8
Date of last reported observation2020-Oct-25
Altitude-5.2°
Azimuth114° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun124.6°
Ecliptic latitude-12.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.268 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.297 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952648
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun36.958 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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