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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1140316.766423h 05m 33s+14° 57’ 32”
StarHIP 1139946.346423h 05m 06s+16° 33’ 48”
StarHIP 1143786.479423h 09m 57s+14° 25’ 36”
StarHIP 1140287.054823h 05m 30s+14° 27’ 05”
StarHIP 1137876.442623h 02m 35s+16° 13’ 56”
StarHIP 1136716.994823h 01m 21s+14° 52’ 14”
StarHIP 1136367.925423h 00m 50s+15° 40’ 40”
StarHIP 1136768.995623h 01m 25s+16° 23’ 51”
StarHIP 1138458.43123h 03m 17s+16° 01’ 08”
StarHIP 1139632.491823h 04m 45s+15° 12’ 19”
StarHIP 1137078.15623h 01m 44s+14° 43’ 09”
GalaxyUGC 1237614.023h 07m 21s+15° 51’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 744812.223h 00m 03s+15° 58’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 746313.723h 01m 51s+15° 58’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 745412.823h 01m 06s+16° 23’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 746513.323h 02m 00s+15° 57’ 56”

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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