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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 379147.679807h 46m 10s+23° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 379887.391207h 47m 09s+23° 39’ 49”
StarHIP 380198.35307h 47m 31s+23° 09’ 12”
StarHIP 381066.150207h 48m 33s+23° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 381727.066407h 49m 18s+24° 29’ 19”
StarHIP 382017.63807h 49m 36s+24° 16’ 09”
StarHIP 382477.674807h 50m 06s+22° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 382877.058607h 50m 39s+24° 09’ 39”
StarHIP 383218.122807h 51m 02s+22° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 383857.650407h 51m 47s+24° 49’ 14”
StarHIP 38492007h 52m 59s+22° 33’ 23”
StarHIP 384956.935807h 53m 01s+22° 20’ 04”
StarHIP 386038.670407h 54m 14s+23° 30’ 14”
StarHIP 387118.509407h 55m 31s+24° 21’ 47”
StarHIP 387527.59307h 56m 01s+24° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 387557.235807h 56m 02s+23° 41’ 35”
StarHIP 387616.796207h 56m 06s+23° 37’ 25”
StarHIP 387857.496807h 56m 19s+22° 34’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 248113.607h 57m 13s+23° 46’ 00”

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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