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Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

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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 ascension5h 6.2m
Declination-9° 18'
ConstellationEridanus
Distance from Earth2.304 AU
Last observed magnitude10.0
Date of last reported observation24/04/2017
Altitude-80.0°
Azimuth202° (SSW)
Angular separation from Sun77.6°
Ecliptic latitude-31.9°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.308 AU
Perihelion0.494 AU
(23/04/2017)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.001479
Inclination to ecliptic88.2°
Speed relative to Sun27.772 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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