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Position of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in the Sky

The current position of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1030776.328620h 53m 05s-11° 34’ 25”
StarHIP 1031258.998220h 53m 39s-11° 39’ 16”
StarHIP 1031518.24220h 53m 57s-12° 17’ 30”
StarHIP 1031626.87520h 54m 03s-10° 55’ 27”
StarHIP 1032808.124820h 55m 24s-11° 18’ 51”
StarHIP 1033008.336220h 55m 39s-12° 52’ 01”
StarHIP 103349020h 56m 18s-12° 10’ 07”
StarHIP 103388020h 56m 46s-10° 26’ 44”
StarHIP 1034877.319420h 58m 01s-11° 57’ 17”
StarHIP 1035818.440220h 59m 14s-10° 42’ 49”
StarHIP 1036597.455421h 00m 08s-10° 37’ 41”
StarHIP 1036717.893421h 00m 20s-11° 00’ 30”
StarHIP 1037168.782821h 01m 01s-11° 27’ 37”
StarHIP 1038016.997221h 01m 59s-11° 41’ 46”
StarHIP 1038346.964221h 02m 25s-12° 26’ 49”
StarHIP 1039008.448221h 03m 08s-11° 02’ 53”

Additional resources

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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