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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 ascension6h 6.6m
Declination16° 8'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth7.216 AU
Last observed magnitude16.6
Date of last reported observation2024-Apr-12
Altitude40.6°
Azimuth249° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun24.5°
Ecliptic latitude-8.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.306 AU
Perihelion1.798 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000219
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun16.777 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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