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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 926435.963818h 52m 37s-29° 22’ 46”
StarHIP 926648.077818h 52m 58s-28° 08’ 42”
StarHIP 927848.789218h 54m 26s-27° 49’ 59”
StarHIP 928058.1318h 54m 35s-28° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 928706.644818h 55m 25s-29° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 929278.070818h 55m 58s-28° 07’ 48”
StarHIP 929407.282218h 56m 08s-29° 28’ 35”
StarHIP 929668.70618h 56m 23s-29° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 930028.835218h 56m 46s-30° 01’ 43”
StarHIP 930368.888418h 57m 06s-28° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 931238.717418h 58m 13s-28° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 932078.583818h 59m 07s-28° 35’ 33”
StarHIP 932777.87519h 00m 00s-28° 03’ 02”
StarHIP 933758.440219h 01m 06s-28° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 934798.790219h 02m 13s-28° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 934858.24819h 02m 19s-29° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 935008.11319h 02m 32s-28° 38’ 40”
StarHIP 935062.600219h 02m 36s-29° 52’ 48”

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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