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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).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 9.455792
Declination: 8.178448 (J2000)
Magnitude: 15.96
Constellation: Leo
Solar Elongation: 154.8°

Distance of 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from the Sun: 226997763 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from the Earth: 85029264 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

Perihelion: 12 Apr 2017 17:35 UTC []

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 459128.406409h 21m 42s+08° 12’ 42”
StarHIP 460536.723409h 23m 29s+07° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 461608.665209h 24m 49s+09° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 461978.31209h 25m 09s+09° 28’ 44”
StarHIP 462618.273809h 25m 58s+08° 47’ 57”
StarHIP 463037.915209h 26m 34s+07° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 464007.785809h 27m 43s+07° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 464168.169409h 27m 55s+08° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 464545.361209h 28m 27s+09° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 464575.610409h 28m 29s+08° 11’ 18”
StarHIP 46516009h 29m 15s+08° 38’ 03”
StarHIP 465328.594609h 29m 26s+07° 40’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 288213.509h 26m 35s+07° 57’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 289413.309h 29m 30s+07° 43’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 290613.209h 32m 06s+08° 26’ 34”

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