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10P/Tempel 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 93072018h 57m 32s-19° 02’ 47”
StarHIP 93293019h 00m 08s-18° 15’ 10”
StarHIP 930777.031618h 57m 35s-19° 09’ 11”
StarHIP 936598.523619h 04m 18s-20° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 938876.27919h 07m 08s-18° 44’ 17”
StarHIP 932246.433418h 59m 23s-19° 16’ 45”
StarHIP 935817.805419h 03m 33s-20° 07’ 42”
StarHIP 939965.57819h 08m 16s-19° 17’ 25”
StarHIP 935375.823419h 03m 03s-19° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 936968.624419h 04m 47s-18° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 937858.221819h 05m 57s-19° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 933367.05719h 00m 36s-19° 39’ 29”
StarHIP 936468.481219h 04m 10s-20° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 935436.314619h 03m 06s-19° 06’ 10”
StarHIP 938698.67519h 07m 00s-19° 59’ 05”
StarHIP 930917.873218h 57m 48s-19° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 932346.290218h 59m 26s-18° 33’ 58”
StarHIP 940406.396219h 08m 44s-18° 57’ 10”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 10P/Tempel 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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