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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 11280002h 25m 16s+12° 50’ 49”
StarHIP 107846.752602h 18m 52s+12° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 112718.741202h 25m 09s+13° 24’ 08”
StarHIP 114618.27102h 27m 50s+12° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 108957.880802h 20m 13s+14° 17’ 52”
StarHIP 107968.905402h 18m 58s+12° 11’ 40”
StarHIP 107307.824202h 18m 05s+13° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 107668.305602h 18m 34s+13° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 110198.83702h 21m 52s+12° 15’ 33”
StarHIP 113698.168402h 26m 26s+12° 53’ 55”
StarHIP 107277.649802h 18m 03s+14° 28’ 00”

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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