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 490118.848209h 59m 55s+16° 10’ 08”
StarHIP 490618.002810h 00m 41s+17° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 492978.171410h 03m 44s+18° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 49324010h 04m 06s+18° 47’ 47”
StarHIP 494228.982610h 05m 17s+16° 27’ 55”
StarHIP 495228.002210h 06m 40s+17° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 495833.515410h 07m 19s+16° 45’ 45”

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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