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Comet C/2012 J1 Catalina

 Year Month Day Time      

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 ascension7h 8.4m
Declination-1° 44'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth7.073 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude55.3°
Azimuth267° (W)
Angular separation from Sun27.9°
Ecliptic latitude-27.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.193 AU
Perihelion3.161 AU
(07/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.003186
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun16.952 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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