21P/Giacobini-Zinner live position and data

This page shows Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner 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 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 1032687.703620h 55m 16s+43° 47’ 26”
StarHIP 1032826.556820h 55m 26s+43° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 1033226.840820h 55m 59s+44° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 1033416.883420h 56m 11s+43° 25’ 27”
StarHIP 1033558.42120h 56m 24s+43° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 1033566.911620h 56m 24s+43° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 1033927.100220h 56m 47s+42° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 1034767.29920h 57m 53s+44° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 1035195.454820h 58m 19s+44° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 1035467.304620h 58m 43s+44° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 1035596.53520h 58m 55s+44° 03’ 37”
StarHIP 1035797.070820h 59m 11s+44° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 1035966.476220h 59m 24s+42° 19’ 28”
StarHIP 1036128.065620h 59m 33s+43° 03’ 51”
StarHIP 1036376.539420h 59m 51s+44° 59’ 47”
StarHIP 1036487.688821h 00m 00s+42° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 1036948.44721h 00m 44s+44° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 1037367.711621h 01m 14s+43° 43’ 18”
StarHIP 1037796.728821h 01m 47s+44° 11’ 13”
StarHIP 1038286.09821h 02m 24s+44° 47’ 27”
StarHIP 1039737.695821h 03m 59s+43° 35’ 33”
StarHIP 1040508.263421h 04m 46s+42° 29’ 22”
StarHIP 1040603.550821h 04m 55s+43° 55’ 40”
StarHIP 1042088.394621h 06m 45s+43° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 1042507.424421h 07m 14s+44° 40’ 26”
StarHIP 1043447.83121h 08m 17s+43° 44’ 51”
StarHIP 1043728.072621h 08m 39s+43° 49’ 44”
StarHIP 1044797.321421h 09m 52s+44° 12’ 01”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

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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