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Rosetta live position and data

This page shows Rosetta 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 horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 12.030386
Declination: 3.897843 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Virgo
Solar Elongation: 55.9°

Distance of Rosetta from the Sun: 517652141 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Rosetta from the Earth: 587527698 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Rosetta 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 Rosetta:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 582248.499611h 56m 29s+04° 03’ 49”
StarHIP 583776.556211h 58m 13s+03° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 584038.321211h 58m 30s+04° 20’ 24”
StarHIP 584268.374611h 58m 47s+04° 49’ 53”
StarHIP 585105.358211h 59m 56s+03° 39’ 18”
StarHIP 585648.011612h 00m 32s+04° 06’ 00”
StarHIP 586107.748212h 01m 10s+03° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 588666.964412h 04m 18s+04° 55’ 54”
StarHIP 588817.717612h 04m 37s+03° 09’ 42”
StarHIP 588957.065612h 04m 43s+03° 34’ 23”

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