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Comet C/2012 K5 LINEAR

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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 ascension2h 41.1m
Declination-78° 45'
ConstellationHydrus
Distance from Earth16.136 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude10.2°
Azimuth175° (S)
Angular separation from Sun92.0°
Ecliptic latitude-71.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.202 AU
Perihelion1.143 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,319.631 AU
Period16,971 years
Eccentricity0.998269
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun10.400 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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