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 106255021h 31m 17s-09° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 1058597.86221h 26m 26s-10° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 1062818.493621h 31m 34s-11° 56’ 16”
StarHIP 1059078.562421h 26m 58s-09° 59’ 37”
StarHIP 1059657.005421h 27m 38s-11° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 1067097.269821h 36m 55s-10° 10’ 28”
StarHIP 1064447.87821h 33m 35s-09° 39’ 38”
StarHIP 1060076.5921h 28m 13s-11° 34’ 05”
StarHIP 1063658.788421h 32m 35s-10° 32’ 47”
StarHIP 1066178.207821h 35m 40s-09° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 1062807.305421h 31m 34s-09° 44’ 39”

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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