199P/Shoemaker 4 live position and data

This page shows Comet 199P/Shoemaker 4 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 199P/Shoemaker 4 (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 548196.549411h 13m 19s+33° 26’ 38”
StarHIP 550158.428411h 15m 51s+34° 36’ 26”
StarHIP 544718.906811h 08m 40s+33° 52’ 19”
StarHIP 545677.061411h 09m 55s+32° 31’ 52”
StarHIP 544918.948611h 08m 55s+34° 18’ 11”
StarHIP 547346.82611h 12m 22s+34° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 552193.357611h 18m 28s+33° 05’ 39”
StarHIP 547138.796411h 12m 09s+32° 36’ 53”
StarHIP 551548.81211h 17m 31s+32° 52’ 52”
StarHIP 553026.440411h 19m 31s+32° 49’ 30”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 199P/Shoemaker 4

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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