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263P/Gibbs live position and data

This page shows Comet 263P/Gibbs 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 263P/Gibbs (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1168535.794823h 41m 08s-11° 40’ 50”
StarHIP 1165915.567623h 37m 39s-13° 03’ 37”
StarHIP 1170858.51223h 44m 10s-13° 11’ 24”
StarHIP 1170028.970623h 43m 10s-12° 13’ 06”
StarHIP 1165378.055623h 37m 03s-13° 33’ 46”
StarHIP 1169757.141223h 42m 47s-11° 19’ 42”
StarHIP 1172377.6723h 46m 18s-13° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 1168678.70823h 41m 18s-13° 28’ 28”
StarHIP 1172097.685823h 45m 59s-13° 27’ 15”
StarHIP 1165667.669623h 37m 21s-13° 20’ 17”
StarHIP 1172628.431423h 46m 34s-12° 45’ 27”
StarHIP 1171747.883423h 45m 21s-13° 40’ 55”
StarHIP 1166658.099823h 38m 33s-13° 42’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 772711.523h 39m 53s-12° 17’ 35”
GalaxyNGC 772311.923h 38m 57s-12° 57’ 42”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 263P/Gibbs

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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