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Comet C/2017 T2 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 ascension16h 41.0m
Declination-45° 30'
ConstellationScorpius
Distance from Earth6.680 AU
Last observed magnitude11.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Oct-04
Altitude24.8°
Azimuth218° (SW)
Angular separation from Sun48.4°
Ecliptic latitude-25.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.066 AU
Perihelion1.615 AU
(2020-May-04)
Aphelion3,632.655 AU
Period77,462 years
Eccentricity0.999111
Inclination to ecliptic57.2°
Speed relative to Sun17.088 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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