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):

StarHIP 54553011h 09m 47s+15° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 552048.368611h 18m 14s+15° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 545737.454411h 10m 03s+15° 54’ 46”
StarHIP 549757.334811h 15m 25s+15° 06’ 47”
StarHIP 551208.744211h 17m 07s+15° 01’ 05”
StarHIP 546886.288611h 11m 43s+14° 24’ 00”
StarHIP 545448.480211h 09m 42s+15° 07’ 40”
StarHIP 547588.46511h 12m 39s+16° 12’ 27”
StarHIP 547118.4611h 12m 05s+14° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 548793.328211h 14m 14s+15° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 545688.448211h 09m 57s+14° 42’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 359611.611h 15m 05s+14° 47’ 16”

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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