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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 51898.15301h 06m 25s-00° 44’ 57”
StarHIP 52458.927201h 07m 04s-00° 35’ 31”
StarHIP 55528.301h 11m 12s-01° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 51818.580801h 06m 15s-00° 15’ 55”
StarHIP 52258.670601h 06m 47s-00° 56’ 15”
StarHIP 51238.810401h 05m 38s+01° 12’ 03”
StarHIP 50178.017801h 04m 17s+00° 36’ 55”
StarHIP 52578.62901h 07m 12s+01° 21’ 18”
StarHIP 56038.292801h 11m 51s-00° 26’ 43”
GalaxyNGC 43013.501h 12m 59s-00° 15’ 07”

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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