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Comet C/2017 K2 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 ascension18h 12.1m
Declination12° 12'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth4.906 AU
Last observed magnitude12.6
Date of last reported observation2022-Jan-14
Altitude-26.8°
Azimuth327° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun42.5°
Ecliptic latitude42.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.233 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000698
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun20.481 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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