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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 ascension17h 16.2m
Declination-7° 19'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth3.887 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation2022-Sep-25
Altitude-32.7°
Azimuth325° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun74.7°
Ecliptic latitude16.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.750 AU
Perihelion3.073 AU
(2023-May-09)
Aphelion245,864.607 AU
Period43,103,782 years
Eccentricity0.999975
Inclination to ecliptic89.7°
Speed relative to Sun21.753 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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