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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 ascension14h 8.7m
Declination-3° 29'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth2.017 AU
Last observed magnitude10.6
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-12
Altitude36.3°
Azimuth165° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun168.0°
Ecliptic latitude6.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.005 AU
Perihelion0.391 AU
(2024-Sep-27)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000157
Inclination to ecliptic139.1°
Speed relative to Sun24.308 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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