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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 931238.717418h 58m 13s-28° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 932078.583818h 59m 07s-28° 35’ 33”
StarHIP 932777.87519h 00m 00s-28° 03’ 02”
StarHIP 933288.500219h 00m 32s-27° 38’ 42”
StarHIP 933758.440219h 01m 06s-28° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 934798.790219h 02m 13s-28° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 934858.24819h 02m 19s-29° 20’ 30”
StarHIP 935008.11319h 02m 32s-28° 38’ 40”
StarHIP 935062.600219h 02m 36s-29° 52’ 48”
StarHIP 937697.091819h 05m 46s-29° 04’ 51”
StarHIP 938618.55319h 06m 54s-29° 57’ 12”
StarHIP 938643.199819h 06m 56s-27° 40’ 11”
StarHIP 938778.673219h 07m 06s-29° 09’ 38”
StarHIP 939255.87819h 07m 30s-28° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 940597.901219h 08m 56s-28° 44’ 27”

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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