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 2410000h 30m 41s+09° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 23327.762400h 29m 50s+09° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 24417.478400h 31m 03s+09° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 18458.939200h 23m 19s+09° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 22808.046200h 29m 08s+11° 19’ 12”
StarHIP 19988.889600h 25m 19s+09° 04’ 04”
StarHIP 22356.017200h 28m 20s+10° 11’ 25”
StarHIP 24916.837600h 31m 37s+09° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 23157.17800h 29m 32s+10° 23’ 13”
StarHIP 21548.640800h 27m 12s+09° 09’ 33”
StarHIP 24797.159600h 31m 30s+11° 31’ 56”
StarHIP 25598.35700h 32m 31s+10° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 18848.835800h 23m 46s+09° 37’ 09”
StarHIP 21238.382600h 26m 53s+10° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 21187.919800h 26m 52s+09° 19’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 9513.200h 22m 14s+10° 29’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 13713.800h 30m 58s+10° 12’ 32”
GalaxyUGC 26013.800h 27m 02s+11° 35’ 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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