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 8489001h 49m 26s+17° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 8726001h 52m 14s+17° 55’ 52”
StarHIP 82716.517801h 46m 35s+17° 24’ 45”
StarHIP 83098.963801h 47m 09s+17° 17’ 17”
StarHIP 83875.857201h 48m 10s+16° 57’ 20”
StarHIP 84487.560601h 48m 54s+16° 22’ 38”
StarHIP 84138.492401h 48m 31s+16° 19’ 06”
StarHIP 88168.213601h 53m 20s+17° 04’ 00”
StarHIP 87008.082401h 51m 56s+17° 04’ 46”
StarHIP 84148.516201h 48m 33s+16° 18’ 21”
StarHIP 86677.77701h 51m 38s+16° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 83997.302201h 48m 20s+17° 01’ 21”
StarHIP 86896.497801h 51m 47s+18° 17’ 25”
GalaxyUGC 121913.701h 44m 20s+17° 28’ 37”

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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