Position of Rosetta in the Sky

The current position of Rosetta 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 Rosetta (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1152537.897223h 20m 38s-08° 55’ 10”
StarHIP 1153057.479623h 21m 11s-08° 40’ 27”
StarHIP 1153477.657823h 21m 50s-09° 45’ 40”
StarHIP 1154577.845423h 23m 17s-09° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 1154688.86223h 23m 26s-08° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 1154956.547423h 23m 45s-08° 27’ 36”
StarHIP 1155277.549623h 24m 06s-07° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 1157128.45723h 26m 36s-10° 02’ 02”
StarHIP 1158758.947223h 28m 34s-08° 31’ 43”
StarHIP 1159066.032223h 29m 00s-09° 15’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 760611.523h 19m 04s-08° 29’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 766513.523h 27m 14s-09° 23’ 14”

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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