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Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

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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 ascension8h 24.0m
Declination33° 18'
ConstellationLynx
Distance from Earth0.768 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation26/11/2018
Altitude-48.0°
Azimuth35° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun138.1°
Ecliptic latitude6.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.638 AU
Perihelion1.589 AU
(10/11/2018)
Aphelion20.999 AU
Period38.0 years
Eccentricity0.859338
Inclination to ecliptic18.4°
Speed relative to Sun31.694 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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