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Comet C/2020 K8 Catalina-ATLAS

 Year Month Day Time      

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 ascension10h 19.1m
Declination-2° 10'
ConstellationSextans
Distance from Earth1.231 AU
Last observed magnitude10.3
Date of last reported observation2020-Aug-25
Altitude38.8°
Azimuth212° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun22.6°
Ecliptic latitude-30.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.492 AU
Perihelion0.475 AU
(2020-Sep-14)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000260
Inclination to ecliptic31.4°
Speed relative to Sun60.069 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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