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 718508.196414h 41m 48s-18° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 718928.73814h 42m 16s-17° 49’ 22”
StarHIP 716808.402214h 39m 39s-16° 35’ 22”
StarHIP 716548.414h 39m 23s-17° 53’ 16”
StarHIP 721348.15214h 45m 18s-18° 00’ 09”
StarHIP 715158.645614h 37m 33s-16° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 716998.633614h 39m 59s-17° 27’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 572613.914h 42m 56s-18° 26’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 571613.714h 41m 05s-17° 28’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 572812.114h 42m 23s-17° 15’ 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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