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 117791023h 53m 13s+19° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 1177184.923423h 52m 29s+19° 07’ 13”
StarHIP 1179188.843623h 55m 04s+20° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 1174658.414823h 49m 03s+21° 07’ 09”
StarHIP 1177098.771623h 52m 20s+19° 51’ 18”
StarHIP 1171826.491423h 45m 29s+20° 24’ 55”
StarHIP 1172148.654423h 45m 59s+19° 32’ 56”
GalaxyNGC 777113.023h 51m 25s+20° 06’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 776912.823h 51m 04s+20° 09’ 06”

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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