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Comet C/2020 J1 SONEAR

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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 ascension17h 14.2m
Declination-50° 6'
ConstellationAra
Distance from Earth4.185 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2020-Oct-19
Altitude6.2°
Azimuth179° (S)
Angular separation from Sun57.7°
Ecliptic latitude-30.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.749 AU
Perihelion3.360 AU
(2021-Apr-19)
Aphelion980.996 AU
Period10,919 years
Eccentricity0.993173
Inclination to ecliptic142.3°
Speed relative to Sun21.714 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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