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 549106.512411h 14m 37s-01° 16’ 14”
StarHIP 554538.991211h 21m 25s-01° 56’ 01”
StarHIP 553798.242811h 20m 23s-01° 47’ 49”
StarHIP 552886.568411h 19m 22s-01° 39’ 16”
StarHIP 550118.905211h 15m 48s-02° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 555108.444811h 22m 08s-02° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 547288.04611h 12m 16s-01° 11’ 12”
StarHIP 548988.616211h 14m 25s-02° 25’ 40”
StarHIP 548027.532811h 13m 08s-01° 24’ 33”
StarHIP 553047.860211h 19m 32s-00° 11’ 16”
StarHIP 549428.648611h 15m 04s-00° 58’ 22”
GalaxyUGC 634014.011h 19m 55s-00° 52’ 50”
GalaxyUGC 631114.011h 17m 55s-02° 05’ 30”

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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