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Comet 2P Encke

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 5°, Max. star mag.: 10)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension21h 0.1m
Declination-18° 54'
ConstellationCapricornus
Distance from Earth3.905 AU
Last observed magnitude7.5
Date of last reported observation27/02/2017
Altitude12.8°
Azimuth251° (WSW)
Angular separation from Sun45.2°
Ecliptic latitude-2.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.286 AU
Perihelion0.336 AU
(10/03/2017)
Aphelion4.093 AU
Period3.30 years
Eccentricity0.848290
Inclination to ecliptic11.8°
Speed relative to Sun11.803 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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