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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 269646.234405h 43m 19s+23° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 271358.16605h 45m 13s+24° 25’ 12”
StarHIP 272007.928605h 45m 56s+24° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 272037.928405h 45m 58s+23° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 272228.074405h 46m 10s+22° 46’ 21”
StarHIP 273207.553205h 47m 15s+22° 31’ 44”
StarHIP 273437.438805h 47m 29s+22° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 273786.59705h 47m 56s+24° 41’ 12”
StarHIP 273827.413205h 47m 57s+24° 39’ 41”
StarHIP 274428.256405h 48m 38s+23° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 274684.785805h 49m 00s+24° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 275507.888205h 50m 02s+22° 33’ 19”
StarHIP 276278.457405h 50m 56s+22° 30’ 20”
StarHIP 276528.502205h 51m 17s+23° 55’ 34”
StarHIP 276858.303805h 51m 39s+23° 13’ 48”
StarHIP 276966.83805h 51m 50s+23° 22’ 58”
StarHIP 278518.070805h 53m 33s+24° 17’ 13”

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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