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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 ascension23h 22.1m
Declination-37° 25'
ConstellationGrus
Distance from Earth5.075 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude9.4°
Azimuth203° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun37.8°
Ecliptic latitude-36.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.339 AU
Perihelion1.599 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion312.559 AU
Period1,969 years
Eccentricity0.989823
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun20.081 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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