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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 ascension3h 19.9m
Declination15° 31'
ConstellationAries
Distance from Earth4.626 AU
Last observed magnitude18.0
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-01
Altitude38.8°
Azimuth254° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun66.4°
Ecliptic latitude-2.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.321 AU
Perihelion3.052 AU
(2022-Jul-11)
Aphelion5.148 AU
Period8.30 years
Eccentricity0.255700
Inclination to ecliptic8.7°
Speed relative to Sun13.936 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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