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 940618.115219h 08m 56s-17° 32’ 07”
StarHIP 936448.67119h 04m 08s-17° 45’ 38”
StarHIP 939067.635419h 07m 18s-17° 14’ 30”
StarHIP 943457.978419h 12m 09s-16° 25’ 49”
StarHIP 945347.904819h 14m 22s-17° 54’ 07”
StarHIP 942487.404619h 11m 05s-15° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 936938.33519h 04m 46s-17° 48’ 05”
StarHIP 941107.986419h 09m 24s-16° 53’ 08”
StarHIP 938555.975419h 06m 52s-16° 13’ 45”
StarHIP 940168.423819h 08m 29s-15° 52’ 43”
StarHIP 937407.987219h 05m 14s-16° 52’ 00”

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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