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Comet 62P Tsuchinshan

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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 ascension12h 38.4m
Declination10° 17'
ConstellationVirgo
Distance from Earth0.523 AU
Last observed magnitude8.8
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-21
Altitude37.4°
Azimuth117° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun148.2°
Ecliptic latitude4.7°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.461 AU
Perihelion1.265 AU
(2023-Dec-25)
Aphelion5.476 AU
Period6.19 years
Eccentricity0.624714
Inclination to ecliptic4.7°
Speed relative to Sun30.847 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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