126P/IRAS live position and data

This page shows Comet 126P/IRAS 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 126P/IRAS (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 60422012h 23m 20s-35° 03’ 03”
StarHIP 60977012h 29m 56s-36° 29’ 54”
StarHIP 604495.324412h 23m 35s-35° 24’ 45”
StarHIP 609968.569612h 30m 05s-34° 48’ 04”
StarHIP 603236.92212h 22m 08s-35° 30’ 43”
StarHIP 602048.22212h 20m 44s-36° 12’ 13”
StarHIP 607558.776212h 27m 03s-34° 58’ 22”
StarHIP 612308.826612h 32m 48s-35° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 610408.439812h 30m 37s-36° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 608228.9612h 28m 02s-35° 25’ 56”
StarHIP 606105.712612h 25m 21s-35° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 601918.961212h 20m 34s-36° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 609226.902212h 29m 08s-34° 50’ 03”
StarHIP 608197.726412h 27m 57s-36° 42’ 25”
StarHIP 601668.098212h 20m 16s-36° 37’ 54”
GalaxyIC 325312.812h 23m 45s-34° 37’ 18”
GalaxyESO 380-1913.512h 22m 02s-35° 47’ 31”
GalaxyPGC 4100114.012h 28m 21s-35° 57’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 126P/IRAS

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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