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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1129537.67822h 52m 34s+07° 39’ 26”
StarHIP 1128778.676222h 51m 30s+06° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 1125867.686422h 48m 09s+05° 52’ 45”
StarHIP 1123358.76222h 45m 12s+05° 57’ 03”
StarHIP 1125217.486422h 47m 29s+05° 53’ 18”
StarHIP 1121478.858222h 42m 56s+07° 46’ 27”
StarHIP 1124817.94722h 47m 01s+06° 33’ 44”
StarHIP 1125187.37622h 47m 28s+07° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 1124336.861822h 46m 28s+07° 34’ 58”
StarHIP 1126307.719622h 48m 40s+07° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 1123368.33922h 45m 13s+06° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 1122407.643622h 44m 04s+06° 44’ 11”
GalaxyUGC 1217813.722h 45m 08s+06° 25’ 50”

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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