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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 85059017h 23m 01s-17° 58’ 50”
StarHIP 852248.426417h 24m 52s-18° 51’ 32”
StarHIP 856898.975617h 30m 40s-17° 52’ 45”
StarHIP 859187.718217h 33m 27s-18° 20’ 23”
StarHIP 851956.33117h 24m 37s-18° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 857198.31317h 30m 57s-17° 22’ 24”
StarHIP 856908.58317h 30m 40s-19° 06’ 54”
StarHIP 849648.965417h 21m 56s-17° 46’ 28”
StarHIP 854468.8417h 27m 42s-19° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 858756.725817h 32m 58s-17° 29’ 45”
StarHIP 857348.159417h 31m 12s-17° 08’ 31”
StarHIP 850188.175817h 22m 35s-17° 42’ 12”
StarHIP 856327.620217h 29m 58s-17° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 856177.308417h 29m 43s-19° 28’ 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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