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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: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension15h 56.8m
Declination-31° 50'
ConstellationLupus
Distance from Earth2.395 AU
Last observed magnitude8.8
Date of last reported observation2022-Sep-25
Altitude-43.1°
Azimuth275° (W)
Angular separation from Sun59.8°
Ecliptic latitude-12.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.080 AU
Perihelion1.797 AU
(2022-Dec-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000806
Inclination to ecliptic87.6°
Speed relative to Sun29.213 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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