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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: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension21h 49.8m
Declination-13° 13'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth3.103 AU
Last observed magnitude14.3
Date of last reported observation2020-Sep-16
Altitude-4.2°
Azimuth105° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun141.7°
Ecliptic latitude-0.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.939 AU
Perihelion0.334 AU
(2020-Jun-26)
Aphelion4.101 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.849196
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun7.101 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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