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Comet 2P Encke

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension0h 6.6m
Declination7° 28'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth0.958 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation20/02/2017
Altitude-81.8°
Azimuth336° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun31.7°
Ecliptic latitude11.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.532 AU
Perihelion0.336 AU
(10/03/2017)
Aphelion4.094 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848334
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun54.173 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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