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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 50.4m
Declination2° 53'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth5.206 AU
Last observed magnitude18.0
Date of last reported observation14/03/2013
Altitude-24.9°
Azimuth273° (W)
Angular separation from Sun90.7°
Ecliptic latitude1.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.310 AU
Perihelion1.490 AU
(12/09/2012)
Aphelion5.860 AU
Period7.05 years
Eccentricity0.594439
Inclination to ecliptic15.8°
Speed relative to Sun9.632 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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