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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 1112618.129822h 32m 26s-10° 56’ 26”
StarHIP 1113648.351622h 33m 41s-10° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 1116527.116422h 37m 06s-11° 43’ 51”
StarHIP 1118228.19322h 38m 57s-10° 06’ 08”
StarHIP 1118436.889422h 39m 16s-10° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 1119307.756222h 40m 20s-11° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 1120718.190622h 41m 59s-10° 07’ 32”
StarHIP 1121098.643422h 42m 30s-09° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 1121616.944822h 43m 01s-10° 06’ 09”
StarHIP 1122328.8922h 43m 50s-11° 28’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 730913.022h 34m 22s-10° 21’ 11”

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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