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 109388022h 09m 39s-04° 38’ 26”
StarHIP 1097506.934222h 13m 51s-04° 27’ 04”
StarHIP 1094426.281822h 10m 21s-03° 53’ 38”
StarHIP 1094288.671422h 10m 11s-04° 55’ 43”
StarHIP 1098747.552422h 15m 12s-05° 35’ 05”
StarHIP 1097338.387822h 13m 42s-03° 46’ 32”
StarHIP 1100758.834222h 17m 49s-04° 15’ 02”
StarHIP 1094665.87322h 10m 33s-04° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 1095268.810822h 11m 11s-05° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 1101087.931622h 18m 14s-05° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 1100235.6722h 17m 06s-05° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 1098367.738822h 14m 46s-05° 53’ 10”
StarHIP 1097837.826422h 14m 14s-05° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 1097918.843822h 14m 19s-05° 33’ 31”
StarHIP 1096476.366422h 12m 43s-04° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 1101348.932622h 18m 33s-05° 12’ 05”
StarHIP 1097618.62922h 13m 54s-04° 38’ 39”

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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