Position of Rosetta Spacecraft in the Sky

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

StarHIP 563388.349211h 32m 57s+09° 22’ 54”
StarHIP 564296.565811h 34m 09s+11° 01’ 26”
StarHIP 565356.510411h 35m 31s+11° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 565428.32911h 35m 37s+09° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 565536.56311h 35m 43s+10° 54’ 40”
StarHIP 566468.209211h 36m 56s+10° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 567566.079611h 38m 09s+08° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 56785011h 38m 32s+10° 33’ 42”
StarHIP 569478.878211h 40m 28s+11° 11’ 42”
StarHIP 569998.846411h 41m 05s+10° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 571598.703411h 43m 20s+10° 25’ 24”
GalaxyIC 71913.811h 40m 18s+09° 00’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 382213.811h 42m 11s+10° 16’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 382513.711h 42m 23s+10° 15’ 51”

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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