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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 ascension18h 30.5m
Declination38° 31'
ConstellationLyra
Distance from Earth2.579 AU
Last observed magnitude8.8
Date of last reported observation2023-Dec-02
Altitude-10.5°
Azimuth12° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun66.2°
Ecliptic latitude74.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.361 AU
Perihelion0.781 AU
(2024-Apr-21)
Aphelion33.580 AU
Period71.2 years
Eccentricity0.954547
Inclination to ecliptic74.2°
Speed relative to Sun26.457 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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