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 10500002h 15m 21s+07° 29’ 42”
StarHIP 10920002h 20m 38s+07° 10’ 33”
StarHIP 11005002h 21m 46s+07° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 107817.93902h 18m 46s+07° 42’ 20”
StarHIP 107478.270602h 18m 16s+06° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 105528.956802h 15m 53s+06° 37’ 35”
StarHIP 102618.954602h 12m 01s+06° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 107766.727802h 18m 41s+08° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 104426.980802h 14m 32s+06° 39’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 86411.702h 15m 27s+06° 00’ 05”
GalaxyUGC 177513.902h 18m 26s+05° 39’ 05”

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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