67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko live position and data
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.
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 Type||Object Name||Magnitude||R.A.||Dec.|
|Star||HIP 55246||7.6134||11h 18m 51s||+10° 35’ 47”|
|Star||HIP 55263||8.0584||11h 19m 06s||+09° 45’ 03”|
|Star||HIP 55306||8.8524||11h 19m 35s||+09° 55’ 56”|
|Star||HIP 55421||8.7862||11h 20m 57s||+11° 13’ 09”|
|Star||HIP 55488||6.6742||11h 21m 50s||+09° 10’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 55642||3.929||11h 23m 55s||+10° 31’ 46”|