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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 ascension1h 56.6m
Declination-30° 48'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth8.770 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude-12.0°
Azimuth120° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun46.0°
Ecliptic latitude-43.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.103 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion315.169 AU
Period1,993 years
Eccentricity0.989915
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun14.607 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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