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Comet 162P Siding Spring

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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 ascension22h 25.1m
Declination-17° 19'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth0.923 AU
Last observed magnitude16.1
Date of last reported observation2020-Nov-18
Altitude22.4°
Azimuth109° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun85.2°
Ecliptic latitude-4.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.294 AU
Perihelion1.289 AU
(2020-Dec-07)
Aphelion4.892 AU
Period5.43 years
Eccentricity0.582869
Inclination to ecliptic27.6°
Speed relative to Sun32.932 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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