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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 ascension23h 12.7m
Declination36° 42'
ConstellationAndromeda
Distance from Earth1.720 AU
Last observed magnitude7.0
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-23
Altitude45.6°
Azimuth284° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun47.3°
Ecliptic latitude55.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.277 AU
Perihelion0.781 AU
(2024-Apr-21)
Aphelion33.580 AU
Period71.2 years
Eccentricity0.954547
Inclination to ecliptic74.2°
Speed relative to Sun36.577 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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