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Comet C/2020 M5 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 ascension13h 2.9m
Declination12° 48'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth2.892 AU
Last observed magnitude15.3
Date of last reported observation2022-Jan-12
Altitude-53.2°
Azimuth114° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun110.5°
Ecliptic latitude15.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.366 AU
Perihelion3.004 AU
(2021-Aug-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000242
Inclination to ecliptic93.2°
Speed relative to Sun22.960 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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