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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko live position and data

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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.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.336092
Declination: 10.189349 (J2000)
Magnitude: 19.28
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 96.6°

Distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Sun: 466370001 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Earth: 423953446 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 13 Aug 2015 02:10 UTC []

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 TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 552467.613411h 18m 51s+10° 35’ 47”
StarHIP 552638.058411h 19m 06s+09° 45’ 03”
StarHIP 553068.852411h 19m 35s+09° 55’ 56”
StarHIP 554218.786211h 20m 57s+11° 13’ 09”
StarHIP 554886.674211h 21m 50s+09° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 556423.92911h 23m 55s+10° 31’ 46”

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