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Comet 299P Catalina-PANSTARRS

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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 24.4m
Declination-23° 45'
ConstellationLibra
Distance from Earth2.493 AU
Last observed magnitude15.8
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-08
Altitude-62.1°
Azimuth307° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun124.3°
Ecliptic latitude-3.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.179 AU
Perihelion3.156 AU
(2024-Apr-30)
Aphelion5.623 AU
Period9.20 years
Eccentricity0.280943
Inclination to ecliptic10.5°
Speed relative to Sun18.870 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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