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 7454001h 36m 02s+06° 22’ 46”
StarHIP 75026.92601h 36m 41s+06° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 75328.129401h 37m 02s+05° 37’ 51”
StarHIP 7701001h 39m 07s+05° 34’ 42”
StarHIP 77748.86801h 40m 03s+06° 23’ 10”
StarHIP 78038.109401h 40m 23s+07° 05’ 11”
StarHIP 7824001h 40m 38s+05° 34’ 37”
StarHIP 78638.650401h 41m 09s+07° 35’ 18”
StarHIP 78844.296601h 41m 25s+05° 29’ 15”
StarHIP 79018.46201h 41m 36s+07° 54’ 25”
StarHIP 8031001h 43m 10s+06° 06’ 40”
StarHIP 80647.400401h 43m 38s+05° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 82548.700201h 46m 13s+06° 32’ 10”
StarHIP 82678.798601h 46m 30s+05° 57’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 63213.401h 37m 17s+05° 52’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 64513.501h 40m 08s+05° 43’ 40”

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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