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255P/Levy live position and data

This page shows Comet 255P/Levy 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 255P/Levy (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1051207.417221h 17m 38s-05° 46’ 55”
StarHIP 1055757.708821h 22m 59s-06° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 1054868.16521h 21m 55s-07° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 1052368.132821h 18m 59s-07° 08’ 19”
StarHIP 1055506.806221h 22m 37s-05° 37’ 59”
StarHIP 1052258.033621h 18m 52s-06° 26’ 20”
StarHIP 1054247.967421h 21m 16s-08° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 1056417.5721h 23m 50s-06° 35’ 02”
StarHIP 1052358.15821h 18m 59s-07° 19’ 46”
StarHIP 1050517.846221h 16m 43s-07° 39’ 17”
StarHIP 1057057.125221h 24m 35s-06° 42’ 54”
StarHIP 1048977.344621h 14m 54s-07° 05’ 14”
StarHIP 1053018.08221h 19m 40s-05° 29’ 13”
StarHIP 1056678.141821h 24m 10s-06° 44’ 37”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 255P/Levy

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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