Position of Rosetta in the Sky

The current position of Rosetta 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 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 84296.916201h 48m 40s+07° 41’ 02”
StarHIP 85168.171601h 49m 52s+07° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 85247.347601h 49m 55s+07° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 85878.406601h 50m 52s+06° 31’ 43”
StarHIP 86127.713801h 51m 06s+08° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 86178.827401h 51m 08s+06° 43’ 30”
StarHIP 86858.141401h 51m 43s+07° 34’ 32”
StarHIP 88367.31301h 53m 38s+07° 38’ 02”
StarHIP 88836.441801h 54m 22s+08° 46’ 51”
StarHIP 8946001h 55m 13s+07° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 89517.53901h 55m 18s+06° 26’ 14”
StarHIP 90357.886601h 56m 22s+08° 30’ 34”
GalaxyUGC 132513.701h 51m 37s+08° 15’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 70613.201h 51m 50s+06° 17’ 44”

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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