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49P/Arend-Rigaux live position and data

This page shows Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux 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 49P/Arend-Rigaux (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 829997.426216h 57m 38s-03° 00’ 59”
StarHIP 824628.491616h 51m 07s-03° 15’ 15”
StarHIP 826887.784816h 54m 08s-04° 20’ 23”
StarHIP 822897.035216h 48m 51s-04° 30’ 55”
StarHIP 831667.344416h 59m 49s-04° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 830588.279216h 58m 18s-04° 20’ 36”
StarHIP 826537.462416h 53m 45s-04° 19’ 16”
StarHIP 826358.60916h 53m 31s-03° 31’ 01”
StarHIP 825587.462616h 52m 30s-05° 08’ 58”
StarHIP 827157.462616h 54m 26s-04° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 825276.936816h 52m 07s-02° 47’ 53”
StarHIP 824128.431216h 50m 29s-03° 37’ 38”
GalaxyPGC 5913313.316h 51m 32s-03° 05’ 49”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux

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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