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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 593907.22712h 11m 01s+08° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 594858.138812h 11m 59s+09° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 595727.830812h 12m 57s+10° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 595897.481412h 13m 13s+10° 49’ 23”
StarHIP 596085.817812h 13m 25s+10° 15’ 44”
StarHIP 596107.365812h 13m 29s+10° 02’ 32”
StarHIP 596367.546812h 13m 50s+08° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 596907.429412h 14m 27s+08° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 597978.300612h 15m 42s+10° 52’ 03”
StarHIP 598048.493412h 15m 48s+09° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 599928.808612h 18m 13s+09° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 600158.987412h 18m 29s+08° 41’ 08”
StarHIP 600928.988212h 19m 23s+09° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 601547.44312h 20m 08s+09° 53’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 420713.612h 15m 30s+09° 35’ 06”

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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