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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 ascension11h 35.7m
Declination31° 31'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth1.214 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation11/02/2019
Altitude58.4°
Azimuth358° (N)
Angular separation from Sun150.3°
Ecliptic latitude14.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.129 AU
Perihelion2.127 AU
(05/02/2019)
Aphelion5.588 AU
Period7.58 years
Eccentricity0.448644
Inclination to ecliptic15.4°
Speed relative to Sun24.567 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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