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Comet 2P Encke

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension22h 48.8m
Declination-10° 55'
ConstellationAquarius
Distance from Earth2.771 AU
Last observed magnitude8.4
Date of last reported observation2023-Oct-13
Altitude5.2°
Azimuth111° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun84.5°
Ecliptic latitude-3.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.858 AU
Perihelion0.340 AU
(2023-Oct-22)
Aphelion4.098 AU
Period3.31 years
Eccentricity0.846942
Inclination to ecliptic11.3°
Speed relative to Sun14.863 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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