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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 596367.546812h 13m 50s+08° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 596907.429412h 14m 27s+08° 46’ 57”
StarHIP 598048.493412h 15m 48s+09° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 599928.808612h 18m 13s+09° 52’ 06”
StarHIP 600137.162212h 18m 27s+08° 03’ 53”
StarHIP 600158.987412h 18m 29s+08° 41’ 08”
StarHIP 600928.988212h 19m 23s+09° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 601547.44312h 20m 08s+09° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 603458.482812h 22m 22s+09° 56’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 420713.612h 15m 30s+09° 35’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 423313.012h 17m 06s+07° 37’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 427613.412h 20m 07s+07° 41’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 430712.912h 22m 05s+09° 02’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 431613.812h 22m 42s+09° 19’ 54”

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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