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Comet C/2022 R2 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 0.4m
Declination-11° 8'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth1.979 AU
Last observed magnitude14.4
Date of last reported observation2022-Oct-22
Altitude10.8°
Azimuth244° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun16.8°
Ecliptic latitude17.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.074 AU
Perihelion0.633 AU
(2022-Oct-25)
Aphelion834.459 AU
Period8,532 years
Eccentricity0.998485
Inclination to ecliptic52.9°
Speed relative to Sun40.623 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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