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Comet C/2021 K1 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 ascension0h 58.9m
Declination-14° 41'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth2.069 AU
Last observed magnitude15.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-14
Altitude46.2°
Azimuth257° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun151.7°
Ecliptic latitude-13.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.983 AU
Perihelion2.498 AU
(2021-May-04)
Aphelion22.959 AU
Period45.4 years
Eccentricity0.803763
Inclination to ecliptic16.3°
Speed relative to Sun22.914 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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