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 481687.667209h 49m 05s+18° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 481828.554809h 49m 16s+18° 39’ 40”
StarHIP 481898.604609h 49m 25s+18° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 481968.307409h 49m 31s+18° 39’ 03”
StarHIP 482207.598809h 49m 52s+16° 50’ 18”
StarHIP 482888.76109h 50m 42s+17° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 483668.868409h 51m 37s+18° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 483728.325809h 51m 39s+17° 28’ 34”
StarHIP 485048.813609h 53m 30s+16° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 485218.207409h 53m 43s+18° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 485608.9309h 54m 16s+17° 10’ 09”
StarHIP 486707.972609h 55m 34s+18° 49’ 16”
StarHIP 487008.375409h 55m 55s+17° 32’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 304112.409h 53m 06s+16° 40’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 306013.809h 56m 19s+16° 49’ 54”

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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