User: anonymous   Login
Location: Unspecified
(0.0000°N, 0.0000°E)
Time: 09:45:33
(UTC+01:00)
Language:

Comet 260P McNaught

 Year Month Day Time      

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 39.9m
Declination-8° 52'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.181 AU
Last observed magnitude18.0
Date of last reported observation14/03/2013
Altitude7.6°
Azimuth261° (W)
Angular separation from Sun129.0°
Ecliptic latitude-3.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.853 AU
Perihelion1.478 AU
(13/09/2012)
Aphelion5.856 AU
Period7.02 years
Eccentricity0.597039
Inclination to ecliptic15.8°
Speed relative to Sun7.824 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.
 

DLR