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 92735018h 53m 49s-30° 25’ 16”
StarHIP 927488.497818h 54m 00s-31° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 929726.32918h 56m 27s-31° 41’ 20”
StarHIP 929768.728618h 56m 30s-30° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 930028.835218h 56m 46s-30° 01’ 43”
StarHIP 931147.287418h 58m 06s-30° 49’ 29”
StarHIP 931267.269618h 58m 17s-32° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 931345.948418h 58m 21s-31° 02’ 09”
StarHIP 931688.543218h 58m 39s-30° 47’ 30”
StarHIP 932897.937219h 00m 04s-32° 15’ 20”
StarHIP 934917.962819h 02m 23s-30° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 935062.600219h 02m 36s-29° 52’ 48”
StarHIP 936675.494619h 04m 25s-31° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 936858.145819h 04m 41s-31° 22’ 21”
StarHIP 937998.212819h 06m 09s-31° 41’ 42”

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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