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 58335.665401h 14m 49s-00° 58’ 27”
StarHIP 55528.301h 11m 12s-01° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 59618.373801h 16m 41s-01° 15’ 41”
StarHIP 62178.918801h 19m 42s+00° 06’ 20”
StarHIP 61307.922601h 18m 40s-00° 52’ 01”
StarHIP 58866.694801h 15m 35s+00° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 62265.610401h 19m 48s-00° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 56038.292801h 11m 51s-00° 26’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 43013.501h 12m 59s-00° 15’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 44813.201h 15m 15s-01° 37’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 45012.301h 15m 30s-00° 51’ 37”

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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