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Comet 408P Novichonok-Gerke

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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 ascension4h 2.0m
Declination-0° 2'
ConstellationEridanus
Distance from Earth3.071 AU
Last observed magnitude15.9
Date of last reported observation2022-Dec-30
Altitude29.3°
Azimuth270° (W)
Angular separation from Sun108.6°
Ecliptic latitude-17.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.511 AU
Perihelion3.468 AU
(2022-Oct-05)
Aphelion6.019 AU
Period10.3 years
Eccentricity0.268978
Inclination to ecliptic19.4°
Speed relative to Sun17.840 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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