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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 958655.324219h 29m 52s-26° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 958828.151819h 30m 01s-27° 20’ 50”
StarHIP 960948.335219h 32m 14s-28° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 961247.083219h 32m 40s-28° 01’ 04”
StarHIP 961397.623419h 32m 52s-26° 01’ 41”
StarHIP 962638.183219h 34m 24s-27° 09’ 08”
StarHIP 962738.86519h 34m 33s-27° 09’ 35”
StarHIP 964087.909219h 36m 03s-28° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 964098.004619h 36m 03s-25° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 964387.36519h 36m 25s-28° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 966446.714419h 38m 56s-28° 36’ 25”
StarHIP 966457.963419h 38m 56s-27° 22’ 17”
StarHIP 96710019h 39m 35s-26° 45’ 04”
StarHIP 968237.510619h 40m 48s-27° 41’ 43”

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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