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Comet 141P Machholz

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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 ascension4h 55.2m
Declination2° 15'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth0.812 AU
Last observed magnitude13.6
Date of last reported observation2021-Feb-14
Altitude58.2°
Azimuth119° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun95.9°
Ecliptic latitude-12.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.343 AU
Perihelion0.808 AU
(2020-Dec-16)
Aphelion5.306 AU
Period5.35 years
Eccentricity0.735710
Inclination to ecliptic13.9°
Speed relative to Sun32.102 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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