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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 147.146200h 00m 11s-00° 21’ 37”
StarHIP 518.852800h 00m 34s+01° 03’ 58”
StarHIP 567.995600h 00m 39s+00° 13’ 22”
StarHIP 938.081200h 01m 10s-00° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 1358.599400h 01m 42s-00° 13’ 02”
StarHIP 2367.961800h 02m 57s-00° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 3838.767200h 04m 45s+00° 03’ 23”
StarHIP 4176.199600h 05m 03s-00° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 1178875.720423h 54m 46s+00° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 1179028.290623h 54m 52s-00° 17’ 08”
StarHIP 1180258.602423h 56m 26s+00° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 1180288.914623h 56m 27s-00° 55’ 56”
StarHIP 1180358.501423h 56m 32s+01° 15’ 03”
StarHIP 1181598.942223h 58m 04s-00° 07’ 41”
StarHIP 1183076.679823h 59m 46s-00° 16’ 48”
GalaxyIC 151613.923h 56m 07s-00° 55’ 03”
GalaxyPGC 7280314.023h 54m 10s+00° 22’ 58”

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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