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 681748.551813h 57m 24s+15° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 683128.093413h 59m 00s+15° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 682097.587413h 57m 52s+16° 12’ 07”
StarHIP 679357.806613h 54m 44s+15° 16’ 39”
StarHIP 682795.850413h 58m 39s+14° 38’ 57”
StarHIP 681086.733813h 56m 36s+15° 53’ 27”
StarHIP 685177.337414h 01m 37s+16° 45’ 27”
StarHIP 682347.400413h 58m 06s+16° 24’ 11”
StarHIP 686347.058814h 02m 56s+14° 58’ 31”
StarHIP 682947.234213h 58m 50s+14° 33’ 46”
StarHIP 684437.941814h 00m 44s+15° 22’ 35”

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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