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Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

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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 ascension17h 55.2m
Declination-4° 48'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth17.325 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2015-Nov-23
Altitude0.2°
Azimuth99° (E)
Angular separation from Sun54.8°
Ecliptic latitude19.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun16.773 AU
Perihelion1.290 AU
(2015-Jan-27)
Aphelion785.047 AU
Period7,796 years
Eccentricity0.996718
Inclination to ecliptic80.2°
Speed relative to Sun10.175 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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