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Comet C/2022 L2 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 ascension9h 44.0m
Declination-22° 25'
ConstellationHydra
Distance from Earth3.438 AU
Last observed magnitude16.0
Date of last reported observation2024-Jul-11
Altitude-10.8°
Azimuth111° (ESE)
Angular separation from Sun55.3°
Ecliptic latitude-39.9°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.978 AU
Perihelion2.693 AU
(2024-Mar-12)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.001270
Inclination to ecliptic129.3°
Speed relative to Sun24.416 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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