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Comet C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan-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 ascension13h 45.9m
Declination-2° 7'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth1.887 AU
Last observed magnitude10.8
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-21
Altitude45.7°
Azimuth220° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun169.2°
Ecliptic latitude5.4°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.880 AU
Perihelion0.391 AU
(2024-Sep-27)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000157
Inclination to ecliptic139.1°
Speed relative to Sun24.827 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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