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 1160357.716823h 30m 40s+05° 14’ 58”
StarHIP 1160158.50423h 30m 21s+06° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 1158178.207223h 27m 45s+05° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 1160588.968623h 30m 57s+07° 43’ 43”
StarHIP 1161646.752823h 32m 12s+07° 05’ 06”
StarHIP 1158304.163223h 27m 58s+06° 22’ 44”
StarHIP 1160047.14723h 30m 13s+05° 00’ 45”
StarHIP 1165218.98723h 36m 48s+05° 54’ 59”
StarHIP 1164867.401623h 36m 15s+06° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 1160368.233423h 30m 40s+05° 14’ 47”
StarHIP 1158517.350823h 28m 16s+06° 04’ 28”
StarHIP 1163386.870823h 34m 25s+05° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 1158658.110223h 28m 28s+05° 48’ 27”
StarHIP 1158838.574623h 28m 42s+07° 22’ 03”

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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