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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 87925017h 57m 40s-21° 43’ 09”
StarHIP 881426.541418h 00m 11s-24° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 882817.525418h 01m 39s-22° 07’ 54”
StarHIP 884848.300818h 04m 02s-22° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 880406.986817h 58m 57s-22° 31’ 03”
StarHIP 883337.540818h 02m 23s-23° 01’ 50”
StarHIP 883258.612618h 02m 21s-21° 57’ 47”
StarHIP 878806.396217h 57m 07s-23° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 887217.601818h 06m 46s-22° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 877128.42717h 55m 00s-22° 58’ 52”
StarHIP 878196.860217h 56m 21s-21° 57’ 21”
StarHIP 883308.767218h 02m 23s-23° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 881267.4118h 00m 00s-22° 32’ 54”
StarHIP 879818.54917h 58m 19s-23° 42’ 07”
StarHIP 880398.784617h 58m 55s-22° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 883966.732618h 03m 01s-22° 43’ 06”
StarHIP 879298.756417h 57m 43s-22° 14’ 01”
StarHIP 881164.735417h 59m 47s-23° 48’ 57”
StarHIP 882985.74918h 01m 54s-22° 46’ 49”
StarHIP 880857.470217h 59m 26s-22° 28’ 00”

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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