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Comet 118P Shoemaker-Levy 4

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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 ascension15h 53.3m
Declination-9° 3'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth3.281 AU
Last observed magnitude16.1
Date of last reported observation2023-Apr-22
Altitude-27.9°
Azimuth78° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun101.4°
Ecliptic latitude9.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.609 AU
Perihelion1.829 AU
(2022-Nov-24)
Aphelion4.866 AU
Period6.12 years
Eccentricity0.453597
Inclination to ecliptic10.1°
Speed relative to Sun15.054 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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