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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 9880002h 07m 08s+04° 19’ 28”
StarHIP 10279002h 12m 22s+03° 34’ 48”
StarHIP 103278.29602h 13m 02s+04° 17’ 10”
StarHIP 100996.77502h 09m 51s+03° 46’ 09”
StarHIP 102736.392202h 12m 15s+02° 44’ 43”
StarHIP 104808.164602h 15m 07s+03° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 98548.394602h 06m 46s+03° 54’ 14”
StarHIP 99868.602h 08m 37s+01° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 100847.171402h 09m 39s+04° 13’ 57”
StarHIP 102426.655802h 11m 43s+03° 27’ 09”
GalaxyIC 21113.702h 11m 08s+03° 51’ 09”

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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