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41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak live position and data

This page shows Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 59515.336401h 16m 36s-02° 30’ 00”
StarHIP 66056.068401h 24m 48s-02° 50’ 54”
StarHIP 63608.287801h 21m 41s-03° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 59856.490201h 16m 58s-02° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 62468.85101h 20m 08s-02° 29’ 26”
StarHIP 62836.149401h 20m 34s-03° 14’ 49”
StarHIP 63027.314201h 20m 53s-01° 18’ 38”
StarHIP 59588.328601h 16m 39s-02° 41’ 10”
StarHIP 65657.952601h 24m 20s-02° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 63688.49801h 21m 48s-01° 59’ 49”
StarHIP 59618.373801h 16m 41s-01° 15’ 41”
StarHIP 61307.922601h 18m 40s-00° 52’ 01”
StarHIP 57718.007401h 14m 04s-02° 06’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 53014.001h 24m 41s-01° 35’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 44813.201h 15m 15s-01° 37’ 29”
GalaxyNGC 49713.801h 22m 23s-00° 52’ 28”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

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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