55P/Tempel-Tuttle live position and data

This page shows Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle 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 55P/Tempel-Tuttle (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 766057.042215h 38m 41s-17° 39’ 53”
StarHIP 761065.48415h 32m 36s-19° 40’ 13”
StarHIP 767798.79215h 40m 34s-18° 02’ 57”
StarHIP 760578.561815h 31m 58s-18° 29’ 11”
StarHIP 763358.887815h 35m 32s-17° 34’ 25”
StarHIP 762876.917615h 34m 59s-17° 08’ 19”
StarHIP 761347.793615h 32m 59s-17° 14’ 49”
StarHIP 764808.39715h 37m 13s-18° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 761038.56315h 32m 34s-19° 24’ 09”
StarHIP 759857.61615h 31m 02s-18° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 762478.886815h 34m 30s-19° 03’ 15”
StarHIP 766285.278215h 38m 54s-19° 18’ 06”
StarHIP 765908.621815h 38m 30s-18° 26’ 54”
StarHIP 763298.780215h 35m 28s-17° 24’ 28”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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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