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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 ascension3h 44.5m
Declination-71° 46'
ConstellationHydrus
Distance from Earth8.828 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation14/04/2013
Altitude-17.8°
Azimuth184° (S)
Angular separation from Sun78.1°
Ecliptic latitude-82.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.678 AU
Perihelion1.144 AU
(28/11/2012)
Aphelion1,361.139 AU
Period17,777 years
Eccentricity0.998321
Inclination to ecliptic92.8°
Speed relative to Sun14.253 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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