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Comet C/2023 C2 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 58.3m
Declination-77° 5'
ConstellationApus
Distance from Earth2.733 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-20
Altitude-55.4°
Azimuth159° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun112.5°
Ecliptic latitude-42.8°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.253 AU
Perihelion2.368 AU
(2024-Nov-16)
Aphelion6,902.028 AU
Period202,839 years
Eccentricity0.999314
Inclination to ecliptic48.3°
Speed relative to Sun23.348 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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