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Comet C/2022 JK5 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 ascension1h 0.4m
Declination-3° 26'
ConstellationCetus
Distance from Earth4.838 AU
Last observed magnitude17.5
Date of last reported observation2024-Jan-10
Altitude30.3°
Azimuth128° (SE)
Angular separation from Sun31.5°
Ecliptic latitude-11.0°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun4.027 AU
Perihelion2.687 AU
(2023-Apr-28)
Aphelion83.767 AU
Period284 years
Eccentricity0.937840
Inclination to ecliptic16.8°
Speed relative to Sun20.497 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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