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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: 12.621641
Declination: -0.589985 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Virgo
Solar Elongation: 31.0°

Distance of Rosetta from the Sun: 548797673 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Rosetta from the Earth: 672603288 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 612408.286212h 32m 58s-00° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 613586.953412h 34m 23s-01° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 614918.661612h 35m 56s-01° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 615318.490412h 36m 22s-00° 17’ 36”
StarHIP 616728.418212h 38m 32s+00° 13’ 02”
StarHIP 617117.169212h 38m 56s-00° 51’ 14”
StarHIP 61941012h 41m 40s-01° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 619927.972812h 42m 17s-00° 18’ 28”
GalaxyUGCA 28514.012h 33m 09s-00° 32’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 454113.912h 35m 10s-00° 13’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 459212.212h 39m 18s-00° 31’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 463212.512h 42m 31s-00° 04’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 4517A12.612h 32m 27s+00° 23’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 451711.212h 32m 45s+00° 06’ 59”

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