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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: 11.661300
Declination: 6.978076 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Virgo
Solar Elongation: 73.9°

Distance of Rosetta from the Sun: 494459235 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Rosetta from the Earth: 514652829 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 565378.712811h 35m 34s+06° 31’ 18”
StarHIP 56571011h 35m 50s+08° 03’ 34”
StarHIP 565748.060411h 35m 56s+06° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 566186.74211h 36m 34s+06° 06’ 24”
StarHIP 566797.118611h 37m 17s+06° 16’ 12”
StarHIP 567795.171411h 38m 27s+08° 08’ 03”
StarHIP 567878.511611h 38m 32s+06° 30’ 00”
StarHIP 568128.77311h 38m 46s+07° 23’ 44”
StarHIP 568327.549611h 39m 01s+06° 03’ 29”
StarHIP 571368.525611h 42m 53s+06° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 57139011h 42m 57s+08° 12’ 32”
StarHIP 573396.96211h 45m 24s+07° 01’ 48”

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