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):

StarHIP 1042618.117221h 07m 19s-20° 29’ 59”
StarHIP 1043177.778821h 07m 55s-22° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 104365021h 08m 33s-21° 11’ 36”
StarHIP 1043677.843821h 08m 36s-21° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 1044296.629421h 09m 15s-20° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 1044526.226221h 09m 32s-20° 33’ 22”
StarHIP 1044558.276221h 09m 34s-21° 02’ 45”
StarHIP 1044878.249221h 09m 59s-22° 31’ 34”
StarHIP 1045347.329221h 10m 30s-22° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 1046657.98121h 12m 02s-20° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 1047087.787821h 12m 36s-21° 00’ 42”
StarHIP 1047647.497221h 13m 25s-22° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 1047667.972821h 13m 27s-22° 32’ 45”
StarHIP 1048106.986421h 14m 01s-22° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 1049038.004221h 14m 57s-20° 47’ 20”
StarHIP 1049087.130421h 15m 03s-21° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 1049268.170421h 15m 14s-21° 17’ 41”
StarHIP 1049635.043421h 15m 37s-20° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 1049938.154421h 15m 52s-21° 26’ 23”

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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