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144P/Kushida live position and data

This page shows Comet 144P/Kushida 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 144P/Kushida (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1004457.56120h 22m 11s-16° 46’ 47”
StarHIP 1004487.987420h 22m 12s-15° 37’ 32”
StarHIP 1010116.30320h 28m 43s-15° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 1006507.937420h 24m 31s-17° 00’ 38”
StarHIP 1004637.957820h 22m 22s-15° 49’ 39”
StarHIP 1011907.7320h 30m 39s-16° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 1003377.636620h 20m 55s-16° 49’ 47”
StarHIP 1003427.639620h 20m 59s-15° 25’ 42”
StarHIP 1003738.747620h 21m 23s-17° 12’ 32”
StarHIP 1008177.29220h 26m 31s-17° 22’ 39”
StarHIP 1008558.12920h 26m 57s-15° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 1011997.16220h 30m 46s-15° 46’ 17”
StarHIP 1008627.810620h 27m 04s-14° 47’ 08”
StarHIP 1004777.927220h 22m 33s-16° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 1009758.186220h 28m 23s-17° 20’ 01”
StarHIP 1007857.152420h 26m 04s-14° 58’ 48”
GalaxyPGC 6454812.820h 22m 10s-16° 47’ 29”
GalaxyPGC 6451513.720h 21m 04s-15° 09’ 59”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 144P/Kushida

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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