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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 897000h 11m 04s-05° 47’ 02”
StarHIP 5568.158400h 06m 46s-04° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 11207.323800h 14m 01s-03° 54’ 31”
StarHIP 12657.34200h 15m 51s-05° 36’ 04”
StarHIP 9368.212400h 11m 35s-05° 04’ 05”
StarHIP 10627.923400h 13m 12s-05° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 8405.754800h 10m 18s-05° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 6378.684400h 07m 47s-05° 29’ 09”
StarHIP 8498.490400h 10m 24s-06° 02’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 3813.500h 11m 46s-05° 35’ 12”
GalaxyPGC 110912.600h 16m 50s-05° 16’ 06”
GalaxyPGC 90212.400h 13m 34s-05° 05’ 36”

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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