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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: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension23h 23.8m
Declination5° 28'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth1.345 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation16/01/2017
Altitude-19.9°
Azimuth84° (E)
Angular separation from Sun52.1°
Ecliptic latitude10.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.073 AU
Perihelion0.336 AU
(10/03/2017)
Aphelion4.094 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848335
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun35.390 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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