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18D/Perrine-Mrkos live position and data

This page shows Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 648297.699813h 17m 23s-21° 32’ 16”
StarHIP 646338.783413h 14m 52s-21° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 647255.115813h 15m 58s-19° 56’ 34”
StarHIP 649817.610213h 19m 04s-20° 00’ 12”
StarHIP 651017.562613h 20m 30s-20° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 643808.56413h 11m 43s-20° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 647937.97613h 16m 46s-21° 47’ 20”
StarHIP 645775.2313h 14m 10s-19° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 642047.149213h 09m 30s-20° 07’ 25”
StarHIP 646568.456813h 15m 13s-19° 12’ 17”
StarHIP 647388.054813h 16m 06s-21° 55’ 02”
StarHIP 644197.486213h 12m 09s-20° 53’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 508712.413h 20m 25s-20° 36’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 506810.513h 18m 55s-21° 02’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 501811.713h 13m 00s-19° 31’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 502213.513h 13m 30s-19° 32’ 47”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos

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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