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Comet C/2023 P1 Nishimura

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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 ascension8h 47.5m
Declination-50° 50'
ConstellationVela
Distance from Earth2.542 AU
Last observed magnitude14.1
Date of last reported observation2024-Feb-04
Altitude-1.8°
Azimuth175° (S)
Angular separation from Sun116.0°
Ecliptic latitude-47.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.108 AU
Perihelion0.225 AU
(2023-Sep-17)
Aphelion89.180 AU
Period299 years
Eccentricity0.994965
Inclination to ecliptic132.5°
Speed relative to Sun23.475 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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