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Comet 123P West-Hartley

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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 ascension17h 41.9m
Declination-29° 16'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth3.669 AU
Last observed magnitude13.5
Date of last reported observation2019-May-20
Altitude45.7°
Azimuth226° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun66.1°
Ecliptic latitude-6.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.391 AU
Perihelion2.128 AU
(2019-Feb-05)
Aphelion5.593 AU
Period7.59 years
Eccentricity0.448787
Inclination to ecliptic15.4°
Speed relative to Sun17.131 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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