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 145048.901203h 07m 19s+08° 23’ 44”
StarHIP 145368.971603h 07m 40s+07° 14’ 45”
StarHIP 139767.883803h 00m 02s+07° 44’ 58”
StarHIP 146006.999603h 08m 27s+07° 38’ 35”
StarHIP 142668.033403h 03m 57s+07° 16’ 54”
StarHIP 139678.898202h 59m 50s+07° 31’ 36”
StarHIP 146076.166803h 08m 38s+08° 28’ 15”
StarHIP 143198.352403h 04m 40s+09° 01’ 42”
StarHIP 146407.585403h 09m 10s+07° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 145568.066803h 07m 56s+07° 15’ 22”
StarHIP 139544.711602h 59m 42s+08° 54’ 26”
StarHIP 141768.07403h 02m 48s+08° 28’ 18”

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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