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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 ascension6h 41.8m
Declination-65° 29'
ConstellationVolans
Distance from Earth7.223 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude-15.8°
Azimuth199° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun85.7°
Ecliptic latitude-86.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.217 AU
Perihelion1.143 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,350.397 AU
Period17,567 years
Eccentricity0.998309
Inclination to ecliptic92.9°
Speed relative to Sun15.637 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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