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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 ascension15h 29.1m
Declination-36° 54'
ConstellationLupus
Distance from Earth4.230 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation08/02/2013
Altitude23.7°
Azimuth229° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun91.2°
Ecliptic latitude-16.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.365 AU
Perihelion1.361 AU
(04/08/2019)
Aphelion5.815 AU
Period6.80 years
Eccentricity0.620640
Inclination to ecliptic21.7°
Speed relative to Sun12.619 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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