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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 ascension8h 35.1m
Declination-18° 27'
ConstellationPyxis
Distance from Earth11.967 AU
Last observed magnitude18.9
Date of last reported observation21/03/2014
Altitude-10.6°
Azimuth109° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun120.2°
Ecliptic latitude-34.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun12.499 AU
Perihelion3.160 AU
(06/12/2012)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.001215
Inclination to ecliptic34.1°
Speed relative to Sun11.929 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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