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Comet 260P McNaught

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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 12.2m
Declination5° 25'
ConstellationLeo
Distance from Earth4.600 AU
Last observed magnitude18.0
Date of last reported observation14/03/2013
Altitude22.0°
Azimuth84° (E)
Angular separation from Sun156.4°
Ecliptic latitude0.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.530 AU
Perihelion1.488 AU
(12/09/2012)
Aphelion5.858 AU
Period7.04 years
Eccentricity0.594807
Inclination to ecliptic15.8°
Speed relative to Sun8.907 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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