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Comet P/2022 L3 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 ascension2h 33.3m
Declination31° 19'
ConstellationTriangulum
Distance from Earth2.345 AU
Last observed magnitude16.4
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-20
Altitude58.7°
Azimuth274° (W)
Angular separation from Sun91.2°
Ecliptic latitude14.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.563 AU
Perihelion2.420 AU
(2022-Oct-29)
Aphelion10.595 AU
Period16.6 years
Eccentricity0.628131
Inclination to ecliptic21.5°
Speed relative to Sun23.577 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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