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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 ascension12h 21.3m
Declination-61° 11'
ConstellationCrux
Distance from Earth3.359 AU
Last observed magnitude15.5
Date of last reported observation2021-Dec-27
Altitude-15.2°
Azimuth155° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun85.9°
Ecliptic latitude-50.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.433 AU
Perihelion3.132 AU
(2022-Jun-17)
Aphelion2,309.516 AU
Period39,321 years
Eccentricity0.997291
Inclination to ecliptic101.3°
Speed relative to Sun22.718 km/s

Warning!
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