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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 608067.925212h 27m 46s-02° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 609246.735212h 29m 09s-02° 25’ 46”
StarHIP 609388.645612h 29m 22s-01° 13’ 58”
StarHIP 60953012h 29m 40s-00° 09’ 43”
StarHIP 610188.806412h 30m 19s-01° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 611737.252212h 32m 04s-01° 46’ 20”
StarHIP 612408.286212h 32m 58s-00° 16’ 24”
StarHIP 612458.611612h 33m 02s-02° 17’ 26”
StarHIP 613586.953412h 34m 23s-01° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 614918.661612h 35m 56s-01° 24’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 445412.812h 28m 51s-01° 56’ 26”
GalaxyUGCA 28514.012h 33m 09s-00° 32’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 454113.912h 35m 10s-00° 13’ 14”

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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