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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 181108.26303h 52m 18s+18° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 181167.928603h 52m 23s+18° 35’ 52”
StarHIP 181705.933403h 53m 09s+17° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 182838.327603h 54m 36s+17° 20’ 37”
StarHIP 183267.773203h 55m 05s+18° 35’ 25”
StarHIP 183478.81303h 55m 21s+19° 22’ 52”
StarHIP 183547.55403h 55m 26s+17° 37’ 57”
StarHIP 184098.759803h 56m 08s+19° 13’ 42”
StarHIP 184738.802403h 56m 52s+20° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 18643003h 59m 25s+18° 39’ 45”
StarHIP 187355.84704h 00m 48s+18° 11’ 38”

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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