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109P/Swift-Tuttle live position and data

This page shows Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle 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 109P/Swift-Tuttle (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 47103009h 36m 01s-21° 39’ 30”
StarHIP 468587.928209h 32m 55s-22° 31’ 19”
StarHIP 471028.715809h 35m 59s-20° 33’ 10”
StarHIP 476078.167409h 42m 27s-21° 08’ 03”
StarHIP 470898.090209h 35m 47s-21° 56’ 50”
StarHIP 474727.636609h 40m 38s-21° 34’ 53”
StarHIP 466288.129809h 30m 31s-20° 58’ 46”
StarHIP 471398.237609h 36m 19s-20° 53’ 14”
StarHIP 468804.905809h 33m 12s-21° 06’ 56”
StarHIP 470566.911209h 35m 24s-22° 41’ 09”
StarHIP 473198.988609h 38m 31s-20° 55’ 40”
StarHIP 466657.820209h 30m 52s-21° 43’ 04”
StarHIP 468906.678209h 33m 17s-21° 23’ 31”
StarHIP 471948.128409h 37m 06s-21° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 471347.394209h 36m 16s-21° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 471568.761409h 36m 32s-22° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 475358.840809h 41m 27s-21° 47’ 28”
GalaxyESO 565-1913.709h 34m 43s-21° 55’ 42”
GalaxyESO 565-3013.509h 38m 01s-20° 20’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 294513.209h 37m 40s-22° 02’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 292013.909h 34m 12s-20° 51’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 293512.209h 36m 44s-21° 07’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 292112.909h 34m 31s-20° 55’ 18”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

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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