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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 100137020h 18m 47s-52° 37’ 04”
StarHIP 1007298.906420h 25m 18s-52° 20’ 09”
StarHIP 1012017.710420h 30m 48s-52° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 1009428.926820h 27m 59s-51° 39’ 51”
StarHIP 1002078.772620h 19m 27s-52° 10’ 36”
StarHIP 1000907.572620h 18m 19s-51° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 1010487.730820h 29m 03s-51° 05’ 05”
StarHIP 1007528.551820h 25m 39s-53° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 1010018.87820h 28m 38s-52° 24’ 03”
StarHIP 1000578.40420h 17m 58s-52° 44’ 25”
StarHIP 1006568.808820h 24m 35s-53° 19’ 07”
StarHIP 1005807.812620h 23m 48s-50° 50’ 16”
StarHIP 1002608.37420h 20m 04s-51° 39’ 28”
StarHIP 1006278.834420h 24m 15s-53° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 1004117.632420h 21m 41s-50° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 1001898.921820h 19m 19s-52° 59’ 16”
StarHIP 1005698.668820h 23m 35s-51° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 1000356.6520h 17m 43s-51° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 1001267.662620h 18m 42s-51° 30’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 688712.820h 17m 16s-52° 47’ 48”

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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