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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 ascension11h 45.8m
Declination5° 3'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.838 AU
Last observed magnitude17.8
Date of last reported observation08/02/2013
Altitude11.7°
Azimuth275° (W)
Angular separation from Sun42.2°
Ecliptic latitude3.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.147 AU
Perihelion1.411 AU
(01/10/2012)
Aphelion5.824 AU
Period6.88 years
Eccentricity0.609882
Inclination to ecliptic22.0°
Speed relative to Sun9.975 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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