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Comet C/2020 S3 Erasmus

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 10°, Max. star mag.: 8)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension20h 22.4m
Declination-9° 10'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth1.913 AU
Last observed magnitude6.6
Date of last reported observation2021-Jan-02
Altitude24.4°
Azimuth210° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun12.3°
Ecliptic latitude19.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.975 AU
Perihelion0.399 AU
(2020-Dec-12)
Aphelion375.731 AU
Period2,579 years
Eccentricity0.997881
Inclination to ecliptic19.9°
Speed relative to Sun42.601 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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