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Comet 252P LINEAR

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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 ascension21h 13.5m
Declination-4° 32'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth2.765 AU
Last observed magnitude14.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Sep-17
Altitude-55.9°
Azimuth219° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun168.3°
Ecliptic latitude8.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.762 AU
Perihelion1.002 AU
(2021-Jul-11)
Aphelion5.099 AU
Period5.33 years
Eccentricity0.671607
Inclination to ecliptic10.4°
Speed relative to Sun13.446 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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