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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 959128.43319h 30m 19s-20° 50’ 03”
StarHIP 959656.104819h 30m 54s-21° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 960217.133219h 31m 24s-21° 02’ 24”
StarHIP 960868.071219h 32m 06s-20° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 960967.173219h 32m 15s-21° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 962338.29919h 34m 07s-22° 06’ 16”
StarHIP 962388.032219h 34m 09s-19° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 963706.705619h 35m 35s-20° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 963938.807419h 35m 51s-20° 55’ 18”
StarHIP 964248.71719h 36m 13s-20° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 964887.59419h 36m 54s-21° 54’ 09”
StarHIP 965528.931419h 37m 44s-20° 48’ 56”
StarHIP 967238.632819h 39m 44s-21° 36’ 21”
StarHIP 967417.367619h 39m 55s-22° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 967637.532819h 40m 09s-20° 32’ 51”
StarHIP 967787.85919h 40m 16s-21° 18’ 08”
StarHIP 967928.137619h 40m 33s-21° 15’ 10”
StarHIP 968738.599819h 41m 28s-20° 05’ 06”

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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