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 41663008h 29m 41s+16° 16’ 13”
StarHIP 410158.989408h 22m 13s+15° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 410406.551608h 22m 31s+16° 09’ 45”
StarHIP 419137.24508h 32m 43s+15° 16’ 28”
StarHIP 414928.713808h 27m 43s+15° 53’ 17”
StarHIP 414218.424408h 26m 54s+14° 49’ 24”
StarHIP 410288.406408h 22m 25s+14° 59’ 32”
StarHIP 415068.48308h 27m 55s+15° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 418798.479408h 32m 19s+16° 12’ 46”
StarHIP 409957.138208h 21m 57s+14° 46’ 05”
StarHIP 416868.066608h 29m 51s+15° 32’ 09”
StarHIP 419007.89408h 32m 38s+15° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 411128.09408h 23m 19s+15° 16’ 18”
StarHIP 415785.942208h 28m 37s+14° 12’ 39”
StarHIP 417498.40608h 30m 48s+14° 25’ 51”
StarHIP 418738.305408h 32m 16s+15° 19’ 52”

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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