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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 342688.661607h 06m 12s+53° 37’ 00”
StarHIP 338098.9507h 01m 08s+53° 05’ 32”
StarHIP 335938.57106h 58m 46s+51° 20’ 52”
StarHIP 333408.9906h 56m 02s+53° 26’ 24”
StarHIP 336726.50306h 59m 44s+52° 34’ 20”
StarHIP 346428.75307h 10m 29s+53° 15’ 08”
StarHIP 344928.969407h 08m 50s+53° 05’ 02”
StarHIP 342176.108407h 05m 39s+52° 45’ 31”
StarHIP 339137.39607h 02m 17s+51° 34’ 05”
StarHIP 338358.018807h 01m 27s+51° 45’ 17”
StarHIP 340797.14707h 04m 02s+51° 17’ 09”
StarHIP 344517.798607h 08m 30s+51° 22’ 22”
StarHIP 335807.98606h 58m 37s+51° 52’ 03”
StarHIP 343628.574407h 07m 22s+51° 47’ 55”
StarHIP 339317.464607h 02m 28s+53° 23’ 01”

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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