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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 6.6m
Declination2° 10'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.219 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation08/02/2013
Altitude47.6°
Azimuth87° (E)
Angular separation from Sun88.3°
Ecliptic latitude2.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.282 AU
Perihelion1.411 AU
(01/10/2012)
Aphelion5.823 AU
Period6.88 years
Eccentricity0.609978
Inclination to ecliptic22.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.518 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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