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Comet 285P 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 ascension18h 44.9m
Declination2° 10'
ConstellationSerpens
Distance from Earth1.640 AU
Last observed magnitude15.7
Date of last reported observation2022-Sep-21
Altitude4.6°
Azimuth267° (W)
Angular separation from Sun97.1°
Ecliptic latitude20.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.025 AU
Perihelion1.719 AU
(2023-Jan-12)
Aphelion7.298 AU
Period9.57 years
Eccentricity0.618683
Inclination to ecliptic25.0°
Speed relative to Sun26.065 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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