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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 ascension1h 38.7m
Declination10° 1'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth7.676 AU
Last observed magnitude18.5
Date of last reported observation2024-Jan-29
Altitude34.2°
Azimuth259° (W)
Angular separation from Sun0.5°
Ecliptic latitude-0.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun6.672 AU
Perihelion3.137 AU
(2022-Jun-18)
Aphelion5,287.453 AU
Period136,057 years
Eccentricity0.998814
Inclination to ecliptic101.3°
Speed relative to Sun16.297 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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