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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 46.2m
Declination-29° 29'
ConstellationFornax
Distance from Earth11.342 AU
Last observed magnitude16.3
Date of last reported observation29/12/2014
Altitude18.0°
Azimuth203° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun71.3°
Ecliptic latitude-44.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun11.059 AU
Perihelion1.597 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion320.224 AU
Period2,041 years
Eccentricity0.990077
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun12.447 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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