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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 13.2m
Declination-30° 40'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth8.766 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude20.6°
Azimuth176° (S)
Angular separation from Sun61.4°
Ecliptic latitude-43.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun8.329 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion315.465 AU
Period1,996 years
Eccentricity0.989925
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun14.402 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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