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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 877348.142817h 55m 16s+44° 00’ 03”
StarHIP 879446.825417h 57m 56s+43° 25’ 01”
StarHIP 880897.937617h 59m 28s+44° 43’ 05”
StarHIP 881036.61617h 59m 36s+43° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 882798.48718h 01m 36s+42° 21’ 01”
StarHIP 882868.284818h 01m 43s+42° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 883218.473418h 02m 15s+43° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 883477.19718h 02m 30s+43° 16’ 06”
StarHIP 883507.10918h 02m 30s+44° 14’ 02”
StarHIP 884987.80618h 04m 16s+42° 05’ 44”
StarHIP 885156.973418h 04m 29s+42° 51’ 38”
StarHIP 885437.301218h 04m 48s+42° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 887227.336418h 06m 47s+43° 27’ 06”
StarHIP 887884.92118h 07m 28s+43° 27’ 43”
StarHIP 888526.805418h 08m 21s+44° 06’ 45”

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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