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Comet 117P Helin-Roman-Alu 1

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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 ascension18h 51.5m
Declination-31° 29'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth2.033 AU
Last observed magnitude13.6
Date of last reported observation2022-Jun-24
Altitude13.6°
Azimuth201° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun170.2°
Ecliptic latitude-5.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.040 AU
Perihelion3.040 AU
(2022-Jul-07)
Aphelion5.126 AU
Period8.25 years
Eccentricity0.255492
Inclination to ecliptic8.7°
Speed relative to Sun19.140 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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