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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 ascension6h 39.0m
Declination44° 55'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth2.607 AU
Last observed magnitude17.6
Date of last reported observation2021-Apr-11
Altitude-10.0°
Azimuth44° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun48.9°
Ecliptic latitude27.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.086 AU
Perihelion1.289 AU
(2020-Dec-07)
Aphelion4.893 AU
Period5.43 years
Eccentricity0.582928
Inclination to ecliptic27.6°
Speed relative to Sun23.736 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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