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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 45.7m
Declination-35° 14'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth5.545 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude-71.7°
Azimuth86° (E)
Angular separation from Sun95.4°
Ecliptic latitude-40.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.731 AU
Perihelion1.598 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion313.160 AU
Period1,974 years
Eccentricity0.989845
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun17.434 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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