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135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 live position and data

This page shows Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 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 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1010116.30320h 28m 43s-15° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 1005566.781620h 23m 26s-14° 15’ 23”
StarHIP 1006137.679220h 24m 06s-13° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 1003256.081820h 20m 46s-14° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 1003453.013420h 21m 00s-14° 46’ 53”
StarHIP 1006236.868820h 24m 13s-14° 06’ 50”
StarHIP 1007987.903420h 26m 16s-13° 33’ 03”
StarHIP 1008007.819820h 26m 17s-13° 51’ 47”
StarHIP 1008558.12920h 26m 57s-15° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 1012216.03820h 31m 04s-15° 03’ 21”
StarHIP 1009487.425820h 28m 03s-13° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 1008627.810620h 27m 04s-14° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 1007857.152420h 26m 04s-14° 58’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 6451513.720h 21m 04s-15° 09’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8

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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