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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 472476.570209h 37m 49s+24° 40’ 13”
StarHIP 472588.770809h 37m 56s+24° 04’ 02”
StarHIP 472988.396609h 38m 21s+25° 21’ 59”
StarHIP 473827.208809h 39m 12s+25° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 474667.918409h 40m 34s+26° 00’ 14”
StarHIP 475506.127209h 41m 38s+25° 54’ 46”
StarHIP 476027.149609h 42m 21s+25° 35’ 24”
StarHIP 476448.562809h 42m 49s+23° 36’ 07”
StarHIP 476858.428409h 43m 22s+24° 36’ 17”

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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