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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 ascension12h 51.2m
Declination63° 33'
ConstellationDraco
Distance from Earth0.142 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation27/03/2017
Altitude26.3°
Azimuth357° (N)
Angular separation from Sun112.7°
Ecliptic latitude6.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.062 AU
Perihelion1.045 AU
(12/04/2017)
Aphelion5.124 AU
Period5.42 years
Eccentricity0.661181
Inclination to ecliptic9.2°
Speed relative to Sun37.196 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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