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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko live position and data

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This page shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.210431
Declination: 12.581723 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.44
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 122.4°

Distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Sun: 436703852 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Earth: 336964864 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 13 Aug 2015 02:10 UTC []

Conjunctions of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 543707.591211h 07m 26s+13° 00’ 48”
StarHIP 543867.941811h 07m 39s+13° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 546078.040611h 10m 33s+11° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 546188.645411h 10m 40s+13° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 547308.0711h 12m 18s+13° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 549698.431611h 15m 21s+12° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 550165.196211h 15m 51s+13° 18’ 27”
StarHIP 550296.823611h 15m 56s+12° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 550336.634211h 15m 57s+12° 50’ 41”
StarHIP 550928.937211h 16m 47s+11° 50’ 34”
StarHIP 551677.463611h 17m 42s+12° 23’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 355913.711h 10m 45s+12° 00’ 56”
GalaxyIC 67713.711h 13m 56s+12° 18’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 359311.911h 14m 36s+12° 49’ 05”

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