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Comet 24P Schaumasse

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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 ascension15h 31.3m
Declination-17° 6'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth2.274 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation12/03/2018
Altitude-2.3°
Azimuth251° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun119.3°
Ecliptic latitude1.5°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.910 AU
Perihelion1.206 AU
(16/11/2017)
Aphelion6.966 AU
Period8.26 years
Eccentricity0.704829
Inclination to ecliptic11.7°
Speed relative to Sun19.814 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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