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 320597.776206h 41m 53s-39° 47’ 15”
StarHIP 320137.774606h 41m 18s-40° 17’ 34”
StarHIP 330237.56506h 52m 49s-40° 41’ 35”
StarHIP 330338.957606h 52m 57s-39° 01’ 15”
StarHIP 322086.26606h 43m 23s-39° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 327907.152806h 50m 11s-39° 03’ 18”
StarHIP 324186.63706h 46m 03s-39° 32’ 24”
StarHIP 320076.150606h 41m 14s-40° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 330558.243806h 53m 06s-39° 41’ 25”
StarHIP 325367.62206h 47m 21s-38° 55’ 16”
StarHIP 329928.27306h 52m 24s-38° 37’ 03”
StarHIP 326117.72206h 48m 16s-38° 39’ 22”
StarHIP 325057.649206h 47m 01s-40° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 330458.861806h 53m 03s-38° 58’ 22”
StarHIP 325978.302606h 48m 00s-39° 41’ 22”
StarHIP 329107.462606h 51m 25s-40° 33’ 00”
StarHIP 325538.716406h 47m 32s-39° 09’ 39”
StarHIP 322317.618206h 43m 42s-39° 51’ 53”
StarHIP 321668.925406h 42m 59s-38° 57’ 51”
StarHIP 330468.69706h 53m 04s-40° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 323018.663206h 44m 37s-38° 26’ 12”

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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