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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 904388.752818h 27m 09s-01° 28’ 12”
StarHIP 904918.638618h 27m 54s-01° 05’ 36”
StarHIP 906425.290218h 29m 40s-01° 59’ 06”
StarHIP 906567.961418h 29m 52s-01° 49’ 03”
StarHIP 907957.063618h 31m 22s-00° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 908107.169818h 31m 28s-01° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 908327.058218h 31m 46s-02° 25’ 06”
StarHIP 908445.927618h 31m 56s-01° 00’ 10”
StarHIP 909328.628618h 32m 55s-00° 19’ 49”
StarHIP 909498.005818h 33m 08s-01° 27’ 44”
StarHIP 910128.611818h 33m 56s-02° 49’ 14”
StarHIP 910288.698218h 34m 09s-02° 02’ 40”
StarHIP 910448.3218h 34m 20s-00° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 910868.78918h 34m 44s-01° 54’ 39”
StarHIP 913588.698618h 37m 58s-01° 49’ 01”
StarHIP 913846.607218h 38m 19s-01° 06’ 46”

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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