161P/Hartley-IRAS live position and data

This page shows Comet 161P/Hartley-IRAS 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 161P/Hartley-IRAS (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 42800008h 43m 13s-50° 07’ 37”
StarHIP 421775.795208h 35m 52s-50° 58’ 10”
StarHIP 429728.302808h 45m 30s-50° 45’ 09”
StarHIP 420696.580608h 34m 28s-51° 05’ 35”
StarHIP 424818.346208h 39m 40s-49° 17’ 16”
StarHIP 417568.364408h 30m 52s-50° 51’ 12”
StarHIP 428345.149608h 43m 40s-49° 49’ 22”
StarHIP 421177.87808h 35m 07s-49° 44’ 35”
StarHIP 426828.8308h 41m 58s-50° 48’ 34”
StarHIP 420884.855608h 34m 43s-49° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 423668.267408h 38m 19s-50° 30’ 30”
StarHIP 422727.371208h 37m 09s-49° 25’ 30”
StarHIP 418826.891208h 32m 23s-49° 36’ 04”
StarHIP 425197.451608h 40m 08s-51° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 421367.454208h 35m 22s-51° 49’ 13”
StarHIP 422968.45408h 37m 23s-51° 15’ 42”
StarHIP 429467.941608h 45m 15s-49° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 425858.080408h 40m 45s-51° 02’ 14”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 161P/Hartley-IRAS

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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