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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1092907.2322h 08m 26s-16° 32’ 34”
StarHIP 1092978.919422h 08m 31s-16° 36’ 42”
StarHIP 1094448.918622h 10m 21s-15° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 1098207.18922h 14m 37s-15° 06’ 05”
StarHIP 1098226.462822h 14m 38s-15° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 1098327.76822h 14m 44s-15° 42’ 05”
StarHIP 1099608.665622h 16m 16s-17° 12’ 18”
StarHIP 1099977.982222h 16m 45s-14° 57’ 47”
StarHIP 1100048.129222h 16m 50s-16° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 1100468.381622h 17m 22s-16° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 1100546.979422h 17m 27s-15° 58’ 47”
StarHIP 1102197.249222h 19m 34s-16° 42’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 721812.622h 10m 11s-16° 39’ 34”
GalaxyPGC 6859314.022h 20m 12s-15° 56’ 53”

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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