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Comet C/2020 R7 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 ascension17h 22.7m
Declination-17° 15'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth4.009 AU
Last observed magnitude15.1
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-26
Altitude-60.2°
Azimuth61° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun12.6°
Ecliptic latitude7.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.055 AU
Perihelion2.956 AU
(2022-Sep-16)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000190
Inclination to ecliptic114.9°
Speed relative to Sun24.102 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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