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Comet 81P Wild 2

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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 ascension19h 1.3m
Declination-21° 44'
ConstellationSagittarius
Distance from Earth3.975 AU
Last observed magnitude18.5
Date of last reported observation2023-Oct-12
Altitude59.8°
Azimuth137° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun38.5°
Ecliptic latitude1.2°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.261 AU
Perihelion1.598 AU
(2022-Dec-15)
Aphelion5.309 AU
Period6.42 years
Eccentricity0.537236
Inclination to ecliptic3.2°
Speed relative to Sun16.946 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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