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45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova live position and data

This page shows Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 636348.999613h 02m 31s-04° 38’ 04”
StarHIP 636548.644413h 02m 45s-04° 36’ 32”
StarHIP 637038.977813h 03m 17s-02° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 637427.621813h 03m 49s-05° 09’ 40”
StarHIP 637467.580613h 03m 53s-03° 13’ 04”
StarHIP 637506.602413h 03m 54s-03° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 638768.316213h 05m 27s-02° 33’ 26”
StarHIP 639298.054213h 06m 03s-05° 08’ 06”
StarHIP 639388.220213h 06m 13s-04° 18’ 37”
StarHIP 639588.254213h 06m 26s-04° 50’ 45”
StarHIP 641207.797213h 08m 29s-02° 40’ 44”
StarHIP 642218.398813h 09m 42s-03° 23’ 21”
GalaxyNGC 491512.913h 01m 20s-04° 33’ 51”
GalaxyPGC 4519513.613h 04m 30s-03° 34’ 22”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

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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