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Comet P/2003 K2 Christensen

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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 ascension18h 45.0m
Declination-23° 30'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth5.719 AU
Last observed magnitude?
Date of last reported observation-
Altitude-21.4°
Azimuth104° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun16.4°
Ecliptic latitude-0.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.784 AU
Perihelion0.534 AU
(08/01/2009)
Aphelion5.857 AU
Period5.71 years
Eccentricity0.832886
Inclination to ecliptic10.2°
Speed relative to Sun9.658 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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