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 249938.269605h 21m 06s+12° 25’ 51”
StarHIP 249987.449805h 21m 11s+11° 06’ 34”
StarHIP 252977.071405h 24m 41s+11° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 251558.788605h 22m 59s+11° 25’ 03”
StarHIP 252457.542805h 23m 53s+11° 05’ 00”
StarHIP 246578.519405h 17m 26s+11° 43’ 24”
StarHIP 249238.953405h 20m 25s+11° 36’ 35”
StarHIP 248078.029205h 19m 06s+10° 32’ 00”
StarHIP 249217.411205h 20m 24s+10° 53’ 25”
StarHIP 253237.957805h 24m 59s+11° 07’ 38”
StarHIP 250377.913405h 21m 40s+12° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 252288.460205h 23m 43s+12° 46’ 32”

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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