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):

StarHIP 161207.768803h 27m 39s+08° 45’ 55”
StarHIP 159368.65803h 25m 13s+09° 41’ 28”
StarHIP 155728.373203h 20m 36s+09° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 158977.665203h 24m 46s+09° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 159187.872203h 24m 59s+10° 00’ 36”
StarHIP 159003.524603h 24m 48s+09° 01’ 44”
StarHIP 155157.417403h 19m 56s+08° 41’ 59”
StarHIP 160833.732603h 27m 10s+09° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 156118.130203h 21m 00s+08° 27’ 03”
StarHIP 156307.67703h 21m 17s+09° 39’ 35”

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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