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Comet 12P Pons-Brooks

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension9h 19.2m
Declination-42° 27'
ConstellationVela
Distance from Earth1.834 AU
Last observed magnitude8.7
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-16
Altitude3.0°
Azimuth152° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun66.4°
Ecliptic latitude-60.5°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.704 AU
Perihelion0.781 AU
(2024-Apr-21)
Aphelion33.627 AU
Period71.4 years
Eccentricity0.954614
Inclination to ecliptic74.2°
Speed relative to Sun31.454 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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