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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 708597.147214h 29m 23s-50° 06’ 31”
StarHIP 711018.644214h 32m 23s-47° 45’ 06”
StarHIP 710187.09214h 31m 29s-47° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 704278.991814h 24m 27s-49° 00’ 25”
StarHIP 702706.07714h 22m 38s-48° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 701247.510414h 20m 55s-49° 21’ 59”
StarHIP 706727.483214h 27m 17s-48° 38’ 10”
StarHIP 705978.325614h 26m 22s-49° 45’ 57”
StarHIP 711758.730214h 33m 24s-49° 53’ 19”
StarHIP 709778.714h 31m 02s-48° 50’ 09”
StarHIP 702028.391214h 21m 48s-48° 04’ 18”
StarHIP 708096.399814h 28m 51s-47° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 711768.261814h 33m 24s-49° 06’ 27”
StarHIP 709315.379214h 30m 20s-49° 31’ 08”
StarHIP 715528.215414h 38m 03s-48° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 708228.742414h 28m 59s-48° 41’ 48”
StarHIP 709368.586414h 30m 28s-49° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 706917.681814h 27m 31s-48° 23’ 01”
StarHIP 703378.182814h 23m 27s-49° 51’ 04”
StarHIP 707048.54614h 27m 41s-48° 05’ 24”
StarHIP 710687.780214h 32m 01s-48° 50’ 56”

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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