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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 637967.933613h 04m 30s+08° 39’ 11”
StarHIP 632958.984412h 58m 18s+09° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 634206.61512h 59m 46s+09° 31’ 33”
StarHIP 635258.588213h 01m 01s+08° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 632216.7812h 57m 13s+08° 17’ 37”
StarHIP 633767.812412h 59m 09s+07° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 633448.231612h 58m 48s+08° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 631748.3812h 56m 35s+09° 09’ 24”
StarHIP 632677.147812h 57m 51s+09° 20’ 19”
StarHIP 631737.491412h 56m 35s+09° 18’ 59”
StarHIP 638117.983213h 04m 44s+09° 26’ 59”
GalaxyUGC 815513.613h 03m 13s+07° 47’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 479512.212h 55m 03s+08° 04’ 00”

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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