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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 57.4m
Declination-85° 14'
ConstellationOctans
Distance from Earth15.509 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude4.6°
Azimuth181° (S)
Angular separation from Sun75.1°
Ecliptic latitude-72.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun15.284 AU
Perihelion1.144 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,345.193 AU
Period17,466 years
Eccentricity0.998300
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun10.713 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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