RA: 
Dec: 

17P/Holmes live position and data

This page shows Comet 17P/Holmes 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 17P/Holmes (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 592998.295612h 09m 58s-13° 26’ 07”
StarHIP 593438.474812h 10m 24s-14° 10’ 44”
StarHIP 595378.705412h 12m 30s-15° 27’ 27”
StarHIP 595698.259812h 12m 56s-12° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 59664012h 14m 07s-14° 20’ 36”
StarHIP 596888.962812h 14m 26s-13° 00’ 49”
StarHIP 597847.268412h 15m 30s-14° 04’ 19”
StarHIP 598077.134412h 15m 49s-13° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 598628.412h 16m 36s-14° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 599038.707612h 17m 12s-15° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 599748.711412h 18m 00s-14° 56’ 17”
StarHIP 600227.54812h 18m 35s-14° 24’ 25”
StarHIP 600607.312412h 19m 00s-13° 32’ 32”
StarHIP 601558.294812h 20m 09s-14° 07’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 417714.012h 12m 41s-14° 00’ 51”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 17P/Holmes

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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Share on Google+