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Comet 168P Hergenrother

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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 ascension12h 3.2m
Declination1° 57'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth4.696 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation08/02/2013
Altitude13.6°
Azimuth88° (E)
Angular separation from Sun129.5°
Ecliptic latitude1.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.376 AU
Perihelion1.410 AU
(01/10/2012)
Aphelion5.823 AU
Period6.88 years
Eccentricity0.610058
Inclination to ecliptic22.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.204 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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