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):

StarHIP 923077.21418h 48m 48s-18° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 926638.226618h 52m 57s-19° 07’ 09”
StarHIP 923846.738618h 49m 35s-19° 08’ 32”
StarHIP 926627.41118h 52m 56s-18° 15’ 33”
StarHIP 923608.53318h 49m 24s-18° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 922666.7218h 48m 13s-19° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 923016.424418h 48m 45s-18° 36’ 04”
StarHIP 922466.75118h 47m 59s-16° 46’ 35”
StarHIP 925216.859618h 51m 19s-17° 09’ 15”
StarHIP 920387.131218h 45m 37s-17° 32’ 41”
StarHIP 926826.646418h 53m 06s-18° 38’ 12”
StarHIP 920718.03418h 45m 56s-19° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 918068.849218h 43m 09s-18° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 920667.423818h 45m 53s-18° 21’ 50”
StarHIP 922457.282818h 47m 58s-18° 13’ 43”
StarHIP 924938.43318h 51m 00s-17° 47’ 20”
StarHIP 918658.199418h 43m 42s-17° 32’ 43”
StarHIP 923707.284818h 49m 28s-16° 43’ 22”

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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