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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 109756022h 13m 53s+05° 16’ 35”
StarHIP 1096978.822422h 13m 11s+05° 33’ 18”
StarHIP 1100587.202822h 17m 29s+05° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 1097818.634422h 14m 11s+04° 28’ 16”
StarHIP 1094273.52222h 10m 11s+06° 11’ 52”
StarHIP 1098376.87322h 14m 46s+04° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 1095638.389422h 11m 39s+06° 11’ 35”
StarHIP 1095767.829622h 11m 50s+06° 17’ 27”
StarHIP 1099107.345222h 15m 38s+04° 16’ 17”
StarHIP 1094137.558422h 10m 00s+04° 05’ 55”
StarHIP 1097718.012822h 14m 02s+05° 46’ 29”
StarHIP 1093227.355622h 08m 52s+04° 14’ 09”
StarHIP 1092798.493822h 08m 17s+04° 31’ 04”

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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