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164P/Christensen live position and data

This page shows Comet 164P/Christensen 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 164P/Christensen (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 735708.805815h 02m 07s-02° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 740577.535215h 08m 05s-03° 45’ 24”
StarHIP 739088.975415h 06m 16s-01° 52’ 11”
StarHIP 733588.220214h 59m 30s-03° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 735186.54815h 01m 35s-03° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 739728.125215h 07m 00s-02° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 736086.582215h 02m 44s-03° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 741328.222415h 08m 57s-04° 00’ 47”
StarHIP 736648.545215h 03m 28s-03° 10’ 05”
StarHIP 738627.235815h 05m 42s-01° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 734975.3515h 01m 19s-02° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 739827.596615h 07m 08s-02° 16’ 50”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 164P/Christensen

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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