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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 73182014h 57m 25s-21° 24’ 26”
StarHIP 730967.661814h 56m 19s-18° 55’ 41”
StarHIP 731398.13714h 56m 48s-20° 29’ 23”
StarHIP 729947.288814h 55m 05s-20° 00’ 48”
StarHIP 728658.083414h 53m 36s-19° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 728717.470814h 53m 40s-19° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 731845.63614h 57m 27s-21° 24’ 40”
StarHIP 727288.653214h 52m 10s-20° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 726927.507814h 51m 45s-20° 36’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 579112.714h 58m 46s-19° 16’ 02”
GalaxyIC 107713.514h 57m 21s-19° 12’ 55”
GalaxyESO 580-4514.014h 51m 12s-20° 26’ 31”

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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