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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 1046657.98121h 12m 02s-20° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 1047087.787821h 12m 36s-21° 00’ 42”
StarHIP 1048047.83121h 13m 57s-20° 05’ 16”
StarHIP 1048106.986421h 14m 01s-22° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 1049027.546821h 14m 57s-20° 04’ 14”
StarHIP 1049038.004221h 14m 57s-20° 47’ 20”
StarHIP 1049087.130421h 15m 03s-21° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 1049268.170421h 15m 14s-21° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 1049635.043421h 15m 37s-20° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 1049938.154421h 15m 52s-21° 26’ 23”
StarHIP 1050487.45921h 16m 39s-20° 10’ 28”
StarHIP 1050837.915421h 17m 15s-21° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 1050848.350621h 17m 16s-22° 04’ 30”
StarHIP 1050898.619221h 17m 17s-19° 47’ 36”
StarHIP 1051816.530421h 18m 26s-20° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 1052488.630221h 19m 05s-21° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 1053418.94321h 20m 13s-19° 51’ 01”
StarHIP 1054107.164421h 21m 03s-20° 49’ 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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