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):

StarHIP 52236010h 40m 18s+11° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 52241010h 40m 21s+11° 11’ 31”
StarHIP 526258.75710h 45m 43s+10° 01’ 17”
StarHIP 527078.748410h 46m 36s+11° 11’ 04”
StarHIP 523736.890210h 42m 16s+10° 21’ 20”
StarHIP 528098.036810h 47m 46s+10° 26’ 36”
StarHIP 529115.312810h 49m 15s+10° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 525327.369210h 44m 26s+10° 22’ 29”
StarHIP 528937.40510h 49m 03s+10° 09’ 28”
GalaxyNGC 336810.110h 46m 45s+11° 49’ 14”
GalaxyNGC 335110.610h 43m 58s+11° 42’ 14”
GalaxyUGC 589713.710h 47m 41s+11° 04’ 40”

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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