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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 ascension2h 40.4m
Declination-35° 33'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth11.176 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude4.0°
Azimuth217° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun131.6°
Ecliptic latitude-44.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun11.860 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(22/02/2014)
Aphelion321.793 AU
Period2,056 years
Eccentricity0.990124
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun12.005 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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