15P/Finlay live position and data

This page shows Comet 15P/Finlay 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 15P/Finlay (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 63421012h 59m 47s-06° 51’ 37”
StarHIP 633637.251212h 59m 00s-06° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 632708.354812h 57m 54s-07° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 638678.716413h 05m 21s-08° 08’ 58”
StarHIP 641158.255613h 08m 25s-07° 18’ 31”
StarHIP 633257.647812h 58m 35s-06° 56’ 54”
StarHIP 638718.07913h 05m 26s-06° 13’ 24”
StarHIP 640238.077813h 07m 11s-06° 04’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 494112.013h 04m 13s-05° 33’ 06”
GalaxyNGC 492813.513h 03m 00s-08° 05’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 4948A14.013h 05m 05s-08° 09’ 44”
GalaxyIC 407114.013h 02m 03s-07° 36’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 495811.613h 05m 48s-08° 01’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 495112.713h 05m 07s-06° 29’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 488812.813h 00m 29s-06° 03’ 09”
GalaxyNGC 488513.913h 00m 33s-06° 51’ 12”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 15P/Finlay

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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