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):

StarHIP 497718.468410h 09m 35s+15° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 498668.456610h 10m 56s+14° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 500408.210210h 12m 59s+16° 31’ 54”
StarHIP 502828.697610h 15m 59s+15° 23’ 42”
StarHIP 500648.923210h 13m 17s+15° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 498118.185810h 10m 07s+16° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 496278.57310h 07m 42s+16° 16’ 29”
StarHIP 496237.09410h 07m 39s+15° 09’ 27”
StarHIP 501756.931210h 14m 31s+16° 08’ 18”
StarHIP 498507.91810h 10m 42s+15° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 498468.321610h 10m 39s+16° 02’ 15”

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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