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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 1024196.931620h 45m 14s-15° 47’ 53”
StarHIP 1022228.451420h 42m 45s-15° 54’ 31”
StarHIP 1026918.769620h 48m 27s-14° 54’ 22”
StarHIP 1025158.865220h 46m 31s-16° 41’ 52”
StarHIP 1026586.963620h 48m 12s-16° 31’ 16”
StarHIP 1029227.857820h 51m 05s-16° 24’ 52”
StarHIP 1021788.67520h 42m 13s-17° 04’ 43”
StarHIP 1025918.03520h 47m 27s-15° 36’ 54”
StarHIP 1020265.691220h 40m 32s-16° 07’ 27”
StarHIP 1026597.815420h 48m 13s-16° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 1022138.118620h 42m 38s-15° 40’ 15”
StarHIP 1022898.255420h 43m 34s-15° 11’ 14”
StarHIP 1028757.910420h 50m 35s-15° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 1025217.595820h 46m 34s-17° 09’ 45”
StarHIP 1024337.265820h 45m 23s-15° 02’ 05”
GalaxyIC 133413.920h 52m 17s-16° 17’ 08”

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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