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):

StarHIP 413775.447608h 26m 27s+27° 53’ 37”
StarHIP 414698.818808h 27m 31s+26° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 416796.803608h 29m 49s+26° 11’ 34”
StarHIP 417917.537608h 31m 15s+25° 44’ 25”
StarHIP 419998.449208h 33m 38s+27° 20’ 41”
StarHIP 411948.406408h 24m 21s+26° 27’ 56”
StarHIP 414878.341608h 27m 39s+27° 33’ 42”
StarHIP 413948.156408h 26m 40s+28° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 414046.148608h 26m 47s+26° 56’ 07”
StarHIP 417608.308208h 30m 56s+26° 01’ 22”
StarHIP 417008.581808h 30m 09s+28° 04’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 259213.408h 27m 07s+25° 58’ 14”

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.

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