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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 ascension5h 48.2m
Declination-80° 46'
ConstellationMensa
Distance from Earth12.651 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude-2.0°
Azimuth189° (S)
Angular separation from Sun89.6°
Ecliptic latitude-75.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun12.683 AU
Perihelion1.145 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,375.426 AU
Period18,058 years
Eccentricity0.998336
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun11.773 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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