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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 15876.887200h 19m 50s-02° 28’ 44”
StarHIP 16846.812200h 21m 04s-02° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 16917.322800h 21m 13s-03° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 18737.721600h 23m 39s-03° 03’ 28”
StarHIP 19007.314800h 23m 59s-03° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 19278.208800h 24m 18s-01° 14’ 28”
StarHIP 19395.94900h 24m 29s-02° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 21218.567200h 26m 53s-00° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 22088.442800h 27m 55s-01° 40’ 53”
StarHIP 23236.74500h 29m 39s-02° 50’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 11313.500h 26m 54s-02° 30’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 12413.800h 27m 52s-01° 48’ 37”

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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