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):

StarHIP 1046418.42821h 11m 47s-07° 57’ 43”
StarHIP 1048396.774421h 14m 16s-10° 36’ 19”
StarHIP 1050607.025621h 16m 58s-10° 08’ 05”
StarHIP 1045548.206621h 10m 44s-10° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 1048988.907421h 14m 54s-07° 43’ 13”
StarHIP 1049957.811621h 15m 55s-09° 23’ 28”
StarHIP 1049388.015221h 15m 23s-10° 20’ 52”
StarHIP 1046848.814221h 12m 17s-08° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 1045576.153421h 10m 46s-09° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 1049857.197621h 15m 48s-09° 07’ 15”
StarHIP 1050196.32821h 16m 17s-09° 12’ 52”
StarHIP 1049047.347221h 14m 58s-08° 21’ 09”
StarHIP 1050357.42121h 16m 29s-09° 09’ 28”

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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