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):

StarHIP 1142048.235223h 07m 42s-09° 40’ 01”
StarHIP 1143808.18423h 09m 57s-10° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 1145328.571823h 11m 54s-09° 01’ 19”
StarHIP 1146006.875223h 12m 58s-09° 34’ 13”
StarHIP 1146437.832623h 13m 27s-08° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 1146667.865623h 13m 41s-10° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 114702023h 14m 07s-08° 55’ 27”
StarHIP 114703023h 14m 07s-08° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 1147505.972423h 14m 40s-10° 41’ 19”
StarHIP 1147527.507823h 14m 41s-09° 41’ 18”
StarHIP 1148554.12623h 15m 53s-09° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 1149067.952823h 16m 28s-10° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 1149597.930423h 17m 04s-10° 22’ 15”

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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