26P/Grigg-Skjellerup live position and data

This page shows Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup 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 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 97586019h 50m 06s-07° 36’ 52”
StarHIP 979988.288419h 54m 56s-07° 03’ 17”
StarHIP 980386.462619h 55m 19s-06° 44’ 04”
StarHIP 978858.296419h 53m 27s-07° 25’ 43”
StarHIP 978208.504819h 52m 39s-05° 33’ 05”
StarHIP 982106.475819h 57m 24s-06° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 978258.761219h 52m 44s-05° 53’ 42”
StarHIP 978667.373819h 53m 13s-05° 32’ 24”
StarHIP 973618.209819h 47m 20s-06° 20’ 34”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup

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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