153P/Ikeya-Zhang live position and data

This page shows Comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang 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 153P/Ikeya-Zhang (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 978968.259219h 53m 39s-32° 39’ 42”
StarHIP 983107.809819h 58m 30s-32° 25’ 36”
StarHIP 981526.555819h 56m 49s-30° 34’ 12”
StarHIP 978247.08419h 52m 44s-31° 58’ 36”
StarHIP 980126.311419h 55m 05s-33° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 983197.671219h 58m 33s-32° 37’ 44”
StarHIP 983516.16519h 58m 56s-30° 32’ 17”
StarHIP 977088.560419h 51m 25s-31° 07’ 07”
StarHIP 981308.344819h 56m 36s-31° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 981087.976819h 56m 16s-31° 36’ 47”
StarHIP 975778.888619h 49m 59s-32° 01’ 07”
StarHIP 980518.97519h 55m 33s-31° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 984997.425820h 00m 38s-32° 10’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 684113.719h 57m 49s-31° 48’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang

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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