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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 90711018h 30m 27s-30° 34’ 13”
StarHIP 908798.62218h 32m 16s-31° 07’ 54”
StarHIP 910538.662618h 34m 26s-30° 30’ 46”
StarHIP 910677.80518h 34m 32s-31° 15’ 44”
StarHIP 910958.61318h 34m 54s-30° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 911496.801618h 35m 43s-29° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 911726.238218h 35m 59s-29° 41’ 56”
StarHIP 912828.331618h 37m 10s-29° 14’ 14”
StarHIP 914246.834418h 38m 41s-30° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 915468.99518h 40m 08s-31° 15’ 01”
StarHIP 916127.558618h 41m 00s-30° 31’ 44”
StarHIP 916818.191618h 41m 46s-31° 10’ 10”

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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