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Comet 8P Tuttle

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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 ascension16h 19.6m
Declination-34° 24'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth4.928 AU
Last observed magnitude13.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Dec-08
Altitude53.3°
Azimuth161° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun56.9°
Ecliptic latitude-14.1°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.461 AU
Perihelion1.026 AU
(2021-Aug-27)
Aphelion10.383 AU
Period13.6 years
Eccentricity0.820175
Inclination to ecliptic54.9°
Speed relative to Sun15.562 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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