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Comet C/2016 M1 PANSTARRS

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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 ascension6h 27.9m
Declination3° 44'
ConstellationMonoceros
Distance from Earth12.659 AU
Last observed magnitude18.2
Date of last reported observation2021-Mar-16
Altitude86.2°
Azimuth347° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun85.7°
Ecliptic latitude-19.6°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun12.624 AU
Perihelion2.214 AU
(2018-Aug-10)
Aphelion442,843.986 AU
Period104,193,972 years
Eccentricity0.999990
Inclination to ecliptic90.9°
Speed relative to Sun11.855 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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