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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 921348.390418h 46m 43s-29° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 921426.757818h 46m 47s-29° 37’ 53”
StarHIP 923048.795218h 48m 47s-30° 05’ 47”
StarHIP 923638.660218h 49m 26s-29° 04’ 39”
StarHIP 925277.979618h 51m 23s-30° 07’ 05”
StarHIP 925808.629618h 51m 54s-28° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 926435.963818h 52m 37s-29° 22’ 46”
StarHIP 926496.645418h 52m 41s-30° 44’ 02”
StarHIP 926648.077818h 52m 58s-28° 08’ 42”
StarHIP 92735018h 53m 49s-30° 25’ 16”
StarHIP 928058.1318h 54m 35s-28° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 928706.644818h 55m 25s-29° 12’ 47”
StarHIP 929278.070818h 55m 58s-28° 07’ 48”
StarHIP 929407.282218h 56m 08s-29° 28’ 35”
StarHIP 929668.70618h 56m 23s-29° 41’ 30”
StarHIP 930028.835218h 56m 46s-30° 01’ 43”
StarHIP 930368.888418h 57m 06s-28° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 931238.717418h 58m 13s-28° 45’ 09”

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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