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Comet P/2008 QP20 LINEAR-Hill

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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 ascension15h 11.6m
Declination-24° 45'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth5.446 AU
Last observed magnitude19.8
Date of last reported observation2009-Feb-21
Altitude15.0°
Azimuth220° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun52.3°
Ecliptic latitude-7.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.898 AU
Perihelion1.786 AU
(2022-Jan-01)
Aphelion5.291 AU
Period6.66 years
Eccentricity0.495234
Inclination to ecliptic7.5°
Speed relative to Sun10.562 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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