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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 ascension7h 23.8m
Declination43° 48'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth2.470 AU
Last observed magnitude15.3
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-29
Altitude20.0°
Azimuth46° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun85.8°
Ecliptic latitude20.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.597 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.428 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952762
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun25.500 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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