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Comet C/2020 Y2 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 ascension6h 48.6m
Declination-40° 21'
ConstellationPuppis
Distance from Earth3.450 AU
Last observed magnitude14.9
Date of last reported observation2022-May-06
Altitude10.0°
Azimuth131° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun66.0°
Ecliptic latitude-75.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.175 AU
Perihelion3.132 AU
(2022-Jun-17)
Aphelion2,122.754 AU
Period34,656 years
Eccentricity0.997053
Inclination to ecliptic101.3°
Speed relative to Sun23.621 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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