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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: 13.130420
Declination: -4.146538 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Virgo
Solar Elongation: 10.7°

Distance of Rosetta from the Sun: 572976868 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Rosetta from the Earth: 719511824 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 636548.644413h 02m 45s-04° 36’ 32”
StarHIP 637427.621813h 03m 49s-05° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 637467.580613h 03m 53s-03° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 637506.602413h 03m 54s-03° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 639298.054213h 06m 03s-05° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 639388.220213h 06m 13s-04° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 639588.254213h 06m 26s-04° 50’ 45”
StarHIP 642218.398813h 09m 42s-03° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 642384.3813h 09m 57s-05° 32’ 20”
StarHIP 642967.59813h 10m 42s-04° 56’ 30”
StarHIP 644678.248413h 12m 48s-03° 53’ 40”
StarHIP 644998.222413h 13m 13s-05° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 645127.17513h 13m 21s-03° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 645358.66413h 13m 40s-04° 22’ 37”
GalaxyPGC 4519513.613h 04m 30s-03° 34’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 498913.613h 09m 16s-05° 23’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 501512.913h 12m 22s-04° 20’ 21”

Additional Resources about Rosetta