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Comet 260P 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 ascension8h 13.1m
Declination28° 18'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth4.055 AU
Last observed magnitude13.0
Date of last reported observation2019-Dec-23
Altitude-52.4°
Azimuth39° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun18.7°
Ecliptic latitude10.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.110 AU
Perihelion1.417 AU
(2019-Sep-09)
Aphelion5.828 AU
Period6.89 years
Eccentricity0.608909
Inclination to ecliptic15.1°
Speed relative to Sun18.046 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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