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Comet 254P McNaught

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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 ascension4h 22.4m
Declination-10° 34'
ConstellationEridanus
Distance from Earth3.463 AU
Last observed magnitude16.0
Date of last reported observation2021-Dec-26
Altitude71.3°
Azimuth235° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun114.4°
Ecliptic latitude-27.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.972 AU
Perihelion3.138 AU
(2020-Sep-30)
Aphelion6.088 AU
Period9.91 years
Eccentricity0.319788
Inclination to ecliptic32.6°
Speed relative to Sun15.950 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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