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 569687.342211h 40m 41s+08° 40’ 20”
StarHIP 569998.846411h 41m 05s+10° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 57139011h 42m 57s+08° 12’ 32”
StarHIP 571598.703411h 43m 20s+10° 25’ 24”
StarHIP 571638.938411h 43m 24s+10° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 571838.61811h 43m 35s+10° 41’ 40”
StarHIP 572197.925611h 43m 59s+10° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 572288.725411h 44m 03s+10° 20’ 13”
StarHIP 572588.378811h 44m 30s+08° 16’ 15”
StarHIP 573284.825811h 45m 17s+08° 15’ 29”
StarHIP 575018.81711h 47m 10s+09° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 575168.842611h 47m 20s+10° 27’ 26”
GalaxyIC 71913.811h 40m 18s+09° 00’ 33”
GalaxyIC 72413.611h 43m 34s+08° 56’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 386313.811h 45m 05s+08° 28’ 00”
GalaxyNGC 387613.511h 45m 26s+09° 09’ 42”
GalaxyNGC 382213.811h 42m 11s+10° 16’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 382513.711h 42m 23s+10° 15’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 383913.811h 43m 54s+10° 46’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 386913.611h 45m 45s+10° 49’ 24”

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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