205P/Giacobini live position and data

This page shows Comet 205P/Giacobini 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 205P/Giacobini (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 760317.377615h 31m 42s+00° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 762468.792215h 34m 29s-01° 27’ 00”
StarHIP 766357.45215h 39m 01s-00° 18’ 40”
StarHIP 764276.444215h 36m 33s-00° 33’ 41”
StarHIP 760918.1515h 32m 24s-01° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 764878.385815h 37m 18s-00° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 761335.397815h 32m 57s-01° 11’ 10”
StarHIP 765047.624615h 37m 28s-00° 53’ 05”
StarHIP 762968.751415h 35m 08s+00° 44’ 46”
StarHIP 762787.439615h 34m 49s-00° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 766817.908615h 39m 31s-01° 03’ 54”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 205P/Giacobini

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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