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Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS

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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 27.3m
Declination48° 40'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth1.020 AU
Last observed magnitude11.4
Date of last reported observation2021-Jan-19
Altitude27.8°
Azimuth328° (NNW)
Angular separation from Sun132.2°
Ecliptic latitude13.8°
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.833 AU
Perihelion1.268 AU
(2020-Oct-25)
Aphelion52.383 AU
Period139 years
Eccentricity0.952722
Inclination to ecliptic23.5°
Speed relative to Sun30.576 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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