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Comet C/2018 L2 ATLAS

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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 ascension17h 59.6m
Declination12° 27'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth2.398 AU
Last observed magnitude9.0
Date of last reported observation26/11/2018
Altitude36.3°
Azimuth286° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun37.0°
Ecliptic latitude55.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.717 AU
Perihelion1.712 AU
(02/12/2018)
Aphelion487.361 AU
Period3,824 years
Eccentricity0.993000
Inclination to ecliptic67.4°
Speed relative to Sun32.091 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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