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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 47.2m
Declination2° 47'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth4.714 AU
Last observed magnitude18.0
Date of last reported observation14/03/2013
Altitude45.5°
Azimuth274° (W)
Angular separation from Sun129.8°
Ecliptic latitude1.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.398 AU
Perihelion1.490 AU
(12/09/2012)
Aphelion5.859 AU
Period7.04 years
Eccentricity0.594556
Inclination to ecliptic15.8°
Speed relative to Sun9.342 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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