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Comet C/2012 X1 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 ascension21h 47.2m
Declination-48° 20'
ConstellationGrus
Distance from Earth3.302 AU
Last observed magnitude16.6
Date of last reported observation30/10/2014
Altitude-76.7°
Azimuth141° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun92.1°
Ecliptic latitude-30.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.484 AU
Perihelion1.599 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion312.158 AU
Period1,965 years
Eccentricity0.989809
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun22.443 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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