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 54177.92801h 09m 14s+12° 01’ 44”
StarHIP 52588.84601h 07m 12s+12° 04’ 49”
StarHIP 56648.394801h 12m 46s+11° 59’ 30”
StarHIP 50868.060801h 05m 09s+11° 18’ 57”
StarHIP 55138.350601h 10m 35s+11° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 51178.39801h 05m 34s+12° 28’ 07”
StarHIP 53508.650401h 08m 24s+10° 51’ 29”
StarHIP 54078.639601h 09m 11s+12° 41’ 34”
StarHIP 56857.808401h 13m 08s+11° 40’ 57”
StarHIP 56316.834601h 12m 19s+12° 16’ 55”
StarHIP 55278.989801h 10m 44s+10° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 52447.138801h 07m 03s+11° 33’ 07”
StarHIP 52046.036601h 06m 33s+12° 57’ 21”

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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