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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 774737.923415h 49m 06s-18° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 775547.567215h 50m 03s-18° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 776887.173415h 51m 38s-18° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 777407.19415h 52m 17s-18° 26’ 10”
StarHIP 778088.346415h 53m 17s-17° 58’ 05”
StarHIP 778115.035415h 53m 20s-20° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 778548.615615h 53m 52s-20° 18’ 53”
StarHIP 778617.448215h 53m 56s-18° 57’ 03”
StarHIP 779395.955415h 55m 00s-19° 22’ 58”
StarHIP 780188.098815h 55m 49s-18° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 782258.457615h 58m 24s-17° 45’ 05”

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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