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Comet C/2017 T1 Heinze

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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 ascension22h 29.1m
Declination42° 16'
ConstellationLacerta
Distance from Earth0.442 AU
Last observed magnitude9.5
Date of last reported observation15/01/2018
Altitude4.5°
Azimuth312° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun72.0°
Ecliptic latitude20.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun0.945 AU
Perihelion0.581 AU
(21/02/2018)
Aphelion-
Period-
Eccentricity1.000262
Inclination to ecliptic96.8°
Speed relative to Sun43.324 km/s

Warning!
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