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Comet C/2021 S3 PANSTARRS

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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 ascension18h 4.3m
Declination-7° 28'
ConstellationOphiuchus
Distance from Earth1.335 AU
Last observed magnitude10.5
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-20
Altitude7.5°
Azimuth249° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun68.2°
Ecliptic latitude16.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun1.335 AU
Perihelion1.320 AU
(2024-Feb-14)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000164
Inclination to ecliptic58.5°
Speed relative to Sun36.463 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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