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Comet C/2020 K1 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 ascension5h 59.9m
Declination-37° 26'
ConstellationColumba
Distance from Earth5.273 AU
Last observed magnitude15.4
Date of last reported observation2024-May-30
Altitude14.7°
Azimuth156° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun61.0°
Ecliptic latitude-71.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.863 AU
Perihelion3.073 AU
(2023-May-09)
Aphelion12,541.392 AU
Period496,754 years
Eccentricity0.999510
Inclination to ecliptic89.7°
Speed relative to Sun19.098 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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