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168P/Hergenrother live position and data

This page shows Comet 168P/Hergenrother 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 168P/Hergenrother (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 284246.762806h 00m 09s+51° 04’ 51”
StarHIP 289118.849406h 06m 10s+49° 56’ 49”
StarHIP 283435.784405h 59m 21s+49° 55’ 28”
StarHIP 286376.047206h 02m 48s+49° 54’ 20”
StarHIP 275357.787405h 49m 53s+49° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 285308.033606h 01m 19s+49° 29’ 23”
StarHIP 276798.586205h 51m 35s+49° 20’ 23”
StarHIP 284548.649406h 00m 27s+48° 52’ 51”
StarHIP 276078.370605h 50m 44s+49° 03’ 57”
StarHIP 287958.653606h 04m 46s+49° 51’ 16”
StarHIP 280018.178605h 55m 24s+49° 00’ 19”
StarHIP 277637.63705h 52m 30s+50° 46’ 37”
StarHIP 278717.707805h 53m 52s+50° 44’ 06”
StarHIP 285625.830406h 01m 43s+48° 57’ 34”
StarHIP 282508.96905h 58m 11s+51° 08’ 04”
StarHIP 284707.863206h 00m 38s+49° 58’ 43”
StarHIP 284937.938406h 00m 53s+51° 05’ 22”
StarHIP 282108.56505h 57m 38s+48° 26’ 19”
StarHIP 281626.481205h 57m 04s+49° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 287018.632206h 03m 42s+50° 36’ 45”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 168P/Hergenrother

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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