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Comet 17P Holmes

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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 ascension20h 5.4m
Declination-22° 18'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth2.637 AU
Last observed magnitude17.0
Date of last reported observation2020-Nov-24
Altitude62.4°
Azimuth145° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun52.3°
Ecliptic latitude-2.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.178 AU
Perihelion2.081 AU
(2021-Feb-19)
Aphelion5.194 AU
Period6.94 years
Eccentricity0.428008
Inclination to ecliptic19.0°
Speed relative to Sun23.891 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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