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 12670002h 42m 47s+04° 03’ 01”
StarHIP 12848002h 45m 11s+03° 53’ 23”
StarHIP 12856002h 45m 16s+05° 33’ 39”
StarHIP 133068.651202h 51m 13s+04° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 125406.962402h 41m 21s+04° 25’ 40”
StarHIP 132788.97402h 50m 53s+03° 49’ 00”
StarHIP 128626.020602h 45m 20s+04° 42’ 42”
StarHIP 131378.475602h 48m 58s+04° 04’ 48”
StarHIP 130318.806602h 47m 28s+03° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 127063.434802h 43m 18s+03° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 129257.83102h 46m 14s+05° 35’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 110114.002h 48m 19s+04° 34’ 27”
GalaxyUGC 229514.002h 48m 58s+03° 10’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 108513.202h 46m 25s+03° 36’ 23”
GalaxyUGC 227513.702h 47m 56s+03° 53’ 02”
GalaxyPGC 1019211.802h 41m 18s+04° 12’ 47”
GalaxyNGC 107012.802h 43m 22s+04° 58’ 03”

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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