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Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

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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 ascension18h 31.9m
Declination20° 41'
ConstellationHercules
Distance from Earth0.262 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation22/05/2017
Altitude-47.8°
Azimuth58° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun124.7°
Ecliptic latitude8.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.181 AU
Perihelion1.045 AU
(12/04/2017)
Aphelion5.123 AU
Period5.42 years
Eccentricity0.661165
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun34.845 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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