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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 19417.469600h 24m 32s-04° 38’ 52”
StarHIP 19007.314800h 23m 59s-03° 28’ 31”
StarHIP 15888.705200h 19m 51s-05° 27’ 01”
StarHIP 16618.687200h 20m 49s-04° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 19178.91100h 24m 14s-04° 30’ 09”
StarHIP 17557.101200h 22m 14s-05° 11’ 30”
StarHIP 16917.322800h 21m 13s-03° 18’ 43”
StarHIP 18258.507400h 23m 05s-03° 36’ 11”
StarHIP 21386.944200h 27m 05s-05° 00’ 13”
StarHIP 19748.630200h 24m 59s-04° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 13808.713200h 17m 15s-04° 26’ 56”
GalaxyPGC 110912.600h 16m 50s-05° 16’ 06”

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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