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Comet 174P Echeclus

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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 ascension3h 51.7m
Declination16° 38'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth8.648 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation11/12/2017
Altitude-27.1°
Azimuth320° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun32.1°
Ecliptic latitude-3.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun7.806 AU
Perihelion5.813 AU
(21/04/2015)
Aphelion15.556 AU
Period34.9 years
Eccentricity0.455980
Inclination to ecliptic4.3°
Speed relative to Sun12.011 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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