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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 821208.151416h 46m 34s-17° 35’ 42”
StarHIP 826657.55216h 53m 56s-17° 58’ 35”
StarHIP 820898.552216h 46m 05s-16° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 824427.072216h 50m 55s-16° 32’ 48”
StarHIP 823318.298416h 49m 22s-16° 46’ 19”
StarHIP 828616.24216h 56m 01s-16° 48’ 22”
StarHIP 822607.53816h 48m 28s-16° 20’ 01”
StarHIP 822337.368416h 48m 01s-15° 57’ 49”

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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