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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 42.0m
Declination-28° 15'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth13.750 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude6.8°
Azimuth225° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun42.2°
Ecliptic latitude-44.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun13.022 AU
Perihelion1.598 AU
(22/02/2014)
Aphelion324.464 AU
Period2,082 years
Eccentricity0.990201
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun11.437 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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