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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 226827.24304h 52m 41s+12° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 229278.52604h 56m 03s+11° 14’ 34”
StarHIP 225506.698404h 51m 12s+11° 04’ 04”
StarHIP 228758.400604h 55m 14s+11° 45’ 16”
StarHIP 223868.36704h 49m 09s+11° 51’ 06”
StarHIP 231978.133804h 59m 31s+12° 49’ 33”
StarHIP 230357.860604h 57m 13s+10° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 228335.176604h 54m 46s+11° 25’ 33”
StarHIP 228267.088404h 54m 43s+12° 21’ 08”
StarHIP 228237.44304h 54m 41s+12° 01’ 32”
StarHIP 228318.188604h 54m 45s+11° 55’ 43”

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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