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104P/Kowal 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 104P/Kowal 2 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 horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 104P/Kowal 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 80062016h 20m 30s-20° 06’ 51”
StarHIP 805694.236816h 27m 01s-18° 27’ 22”
StarHIP 801098.653416h 21m 08s-19° 56’ 40”
StarHIP 800198.024216h 20m 03s-20° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 800637.523416h 20m 30s-20° 07’ 03”
StarHIP 803434.385816h 24m 06s-20° 02’ 13”
StarHIP 799847.051416h 19m 35s-18° 49’ 40”
StarHIP 800247.34316h 20m 05s-20° 03’ 22”
StarHIP 807847.896816h 29m 43s-18° 40’ 48”
StarHIP 799456.198616h 19m 07s-20° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 800617.671816h 20m 29s-18° 41’ 25”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 104P/Kowal 2

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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