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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 ascension16h 46.0m
Declination-28° 21'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth3.274 AU
Last observed magnitude14.2
Date of last reported observation2022-Sep-20
Altitude0.7°
Azimuth225° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun63.3°
Ecliptic latitude-6.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.961 AU
Perihelion2.956 AU
(2022-Sep-16)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000168
Inclination to ecliptic114.9°
Speed relative to Sun24.478 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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