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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 46516009h 29m 15s+08° 38’ 03”
StarHIP 466348.5709h 30m 35s+10° 35’ 59”
StarHIP 466817.982209h 31m 01s+10° 09’ 19”
StarHIP 462618.273809h 25m 58s+08° 47’ 57”
StarHIP 469947.213609h 34m 41s+08° 11’ 14”
StarHIP 470128.515809h 34m 52s+09° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 464575.610409h 28m 29s+08° 11’ 18”
StarHIP 464318.163609h 28m 07s+10° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 464168.169409h 27m 55s+08° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 467648.757609h 31m 53s+09° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 461978.31209h 25m 09s+09° 28’ 44”
StarHIP 468858.486809h 33m 16s+09° 10’ 06”
StarHIP 470918.936609h 35m 48s+09° 52’ 05”
StarHIP 466378.712809h 30m 35s+10° 36’ 06”
StarHIP 467744.930209h 31m 57s+09° 42’ 56”
StarHIP 464545.361209h 28m 27s+09° 03’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 290613.209h 32m 06s+08° 26’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 289413.309h 29m 30s+07° 43’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 291112.509h 33m 46s+10° 09’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 291913.709h 34m 47s+10° 17’ 03”

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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