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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 ascension10h 23.9m
Declination1° 53'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth3.908 AU
Last observed magnitude16.5
Date of last reported observation2022-May-05
Altitude37.0°
Azimuth224° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun90.5°
Ecliptic latitude-7.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.047 AU
Perihelion3.004 AU
(2021-Aug-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000326
Inclination to ecliptic93.2°
Speed relative to Sun20.942 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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