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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 ascension3h 27.3m
Declination18° 12'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth4.622 AU
Last observed magnitude13.1
Date of last reported observation2023-Jan-14
Altitude-29.9°
Azimuth291° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun74.5°
Ecliptic latitude-0.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.460 AU
Perihelion0.971 AU
(2022-Aug-26)
Aphelion5.216 AU
Period5.44 years
Eccentricity0.686116
Inclination to ecliptic11.2°
Speed relative to Sun10.537 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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