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Comet P/2001 Q6 NEAT

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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 ascension2h 23.2m
Declination54° 53'
ConstellationPerseus
Distance from Earth2.013 AU
Last observed magnitude14.7
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-12
Altitude16.4°
Azimuth359° (N)
Angular separation from Sun47.3°
Ecliptic latitude54.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.522 AU
Perihelion1.406 AU
(2024-Feb-28)
Aphelion14.531 AU
Period22.5 years
Eccentricity0.823592
Inclination to ecliptic56.9°
Speed relative to Sun32.472 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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