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Position of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the Sky

The current position of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 990518.538220h 06m 36s-25° 34’ 35”
StarHIP 990707.866220h 06m 46s-26° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 992548.695620h 08m 51s-25° 55’ 57”
StarHIP 992737.145420h 09m 05s-26° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 993657.41920h 10m 06s-25° 17’ 02”
StarHIP 994938.328820h 11m 28s-24° 13’ 36”
StarHIP 996038.32420h 12m 47s-24° 48’ 15”
StarHIP 996138.893420h 12m 55s-26° 11’ 26”
StarHIP 996278.996620h 13m 08s-24° 52’ 03”

Additional resources

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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