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Comet 29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

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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 ascension9h 1.4m
Declination16° 37'
ConstellationCancer
Distance from Earth7.214 AU
Last observed magnitude16.1
Date of last reported observation2024-Jun-12
Altitude-51.2°
Azimuth63° (ENE)
Angular separation from Sun10.6°
Ecliptic latitude-0.4°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.219 AU
Perihelion5.788 AU
(2019-May-03)
Aphelion6.320 AU
Period14.9 years
Eccentricity0.043887
Inclination to ecliptic9.4°
Speed relative to Sun11.780 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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