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):

StarHIP 817458.690416h 41m 49s-16° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 814746.723216h 38m 28s-18° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 813668.45916h 37m 00s-17° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 817244.811416h 41m 34s-17° 44’ 31”
StarHIP 814098.201816h 37m 37s-16° 50’ 59”
StarHIP 817238.186416h 41m 34s-16° 56’ 00”
StarHIP 816956.667616h 41m 18s-18° 03’ 33”
StarHIP 812208.641816h 35m 21s-16° 16’ 01”

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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