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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 582596.13211h 56m 53s+61° 32’ 57”
StarHIP 583896.636811h 58m 20s+61° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 584587.56411h 59m 15s+61° 20’ 03”
StarHIP 588287.665812h 03m 58s+61° 24’ 12”
StarHIP 595778.550412h 13m 02s+60° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 596617.990612h 14m 06s+60° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 600047.65512h 18m 23s+60° 21’ 22”
StarHIP 601807.093812h 20m 27s+61° 18’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 403611.512h 01m 27s+61° 53’ 40”
GalaxyNGC 404111.912h 02m 11s+62° 08’ 21”

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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