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Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

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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 ascension0h 8.2m
Declination-6° 45'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth2.642 AU
Last observed magnitude13.1
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-14
Altitude50.6°
Azimuth259° (W)
Angular separation from Sun50.3°
Ecliptic latitude-8.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.151 AU
Perihelion0.973 AU
(2022-Aug-25)
Aphelion5.212 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.685372
Inclination to ecliptic11.2°
Speed relative to Sun23.194 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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