118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 live position and data

This page shows Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 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 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 24785005h 18m 47s+15° 06’ 19”
StarHIP 247167.703405h 18m 04s+13° 25’ 03”
StarHIP 245278.908605h 15m 43s+12° 52’ 46”
StarHIP 246608.459605h 17m 30s+14° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 248837.45205h 20m 03s+13° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 251517.563405h 22m 56s+14° 21’ 40”
StarHIP 249428.136605h 20m 35s+15° 03’ 33”
StarHIP 246938.356205h 17m 46s+13° 38’ 23”
StarHIP 243028.521405h 12m 53s+13° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 242868.732405h 12m 43s+13° 22’ 22”
StarHIP 244468.941605h 14m 39s+15° 12’ 29”
StarHIP 246336.958605h 17m 05s+12° 33’ 55”
StarHIP 247897.444605h 18m 52s+13° 34’ 01”
StarHIP 248128.612405h 19m 07s+14° 29’ 34”
StarHIP 244757.447605h 15m 09s+15° 03’ 45”
GalaxyPGC 1706911.405h 18m 07s+13° 25’ 08”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4

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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