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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 911437.087618h 35m 36s-18° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 912467.816618h 36m 41s-17° 12’ 24”
StarHIP 912677.974218h 36m 58s-19° 08’ 23”
StarHIP 912766.866218h 37m 07s-19° 12’ 33”
StarHIP 913436.766618h 37m 51s-17° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 916678.48818h 41m 36s-17° 59’ 15”
StarHIP 916988.762618h 41m 57s-19° 06’ 18”
StarHIP 917146.974618h 42m 10s-17° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 917816.271618h 42m 55s-19° 17’ 02”
StarHIP 918068.849218h 43m 09s-18° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 918658.199418h 43m 42s-17° 32’ 43”
StarHIP 918847.377818h 43m 51s-16° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 919036.712618h 44m 08s-19° 19’ 04”
StarHIP 920387.131218h 45m 37s-17° 32’ 41”
StarHIP 920667.423818h 45m 53s-18° 21’ 50”
StarHIP 920718.03418h 45m 56s-19° 04’ 55”

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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