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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 ascension22h 33.1m
Declination-42° 23'
ConstellationGrus
Distance from Earth4.348 AU
Last observed magnitude17.4
Date of last reported observation15/12/2014
Altitude-19.0°
Azimuth130° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun59.9°
Ecliptic latitude-34.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.947 AU
Perihelion1.599 AU
(21/02/2014)
Aphelion312.575 AU
Period1,969 years
Eccentricity0.989823
Inclination to ecliptic44.4°
Speed relative to Sun21.067 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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