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Comet P/2023 M4 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 ascension0h 0.8m
Declination7° 40'
ConstellationPisces
Distance from Earth4.714 AU
Last observed magnitude17.5
Date of last reported observation2023-Dec-26
Altitude-23.7°
Azimuth311° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun111.7°
Ecliptic latitude6.3°
Comet observations courtesy of COBS
Orbit
Distance from Sun5.176 AU
Perihelion3.929 AU
(2022-Apr-14)
Aphelion6.971 AU
Period12.7 years
Eccentricity0.279056
Inclination to ecliptic7.6°
Speed relative to Sun13.416 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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