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Comet C/2020 M5 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 ascension11h 19.9m
Declination-24° 52'
ConstellationCrater
Distance from Earth5.572 AU
Last observed magnitude17.0
Date of last reported observation2022-May-22
Altitude-64.2°
Azimuth165° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun67.6°
Ecliptic latitude-28.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.276 AU
Perihelion3.004 AU
(2021-Aug-19)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000403
Inclination to ecliptic93.2°
Speed relative to Sun18.342 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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