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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 23.7m
Declination-38° 9'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth8.537 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude-77.2°
Azimuth267° (W)
Angular separation from Sun130.7°
Ecliptic latitude-44.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun9.221 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion316.838 AU
Period2,009 years
Eccentricity0.989970
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun13.669 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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