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Rosetta live position and data

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This page shows Rosetta Spacecraft 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 horizzondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

If you would like to browse a wider interactive sky chart with additional features you can also use our Online Planetarium to visualize the position of Rosetta in the sky from any location and any time.

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 11.279943
Declination: 10.881956 (J2000)
Magnitude: -100.00
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 102.3°

Distance of Rosetta from the Sun: 459147521 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Rosetta from the Earth: 402313109 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

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 Spacecraft:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 546228.954611h 10m 47s+11° 13’ 07”
StarHIP 547148.314811h 12m 10s+11° 06’ 02”
StarHIP 547608.041211h 12m 43s+09° 51’ 56”
StarHIP 548177.33911h 13m 18s+10° 26’ 50”
StarHIP 549698.431611h 15m 21s+12° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 550928.937211h 16m 47s+11° 50’ 34”
StarHIP 551677.463611h 17m 42s+12° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 552096.657411h 18m 21s+11° 59’ 04”
StarHIP 552467.613411h 18m 51s+10° 35’ 47”
StarHIP 552638.058411h 19m 06s+09° 45’ 03”
StarHIP 553068.852411h 19m 35s+09° 55’ 56”
StarHIP 553518.484411h 20m 04s+12° 03’ 26”
StarHIP 554218.786211h 20m 57s+11° 13’ 09”

Additional Resources about Rosetta Spacecraft