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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 75314015h 23m 13s-19° 14’ 36”
StarHIP 755327.719415h 25m 52s-18° 30’ 57”
StarHIP 761065.48415h 32m 36s-19° 40’ 13”
StarHIP 757688.149815h 28m 43s-18° 43’ 23”
StarHIP 760578.561815h 31m 58s-18° 29’ 11”
StarHIP 760336.268615h 31m 43s-20° 09’ 53”
StarHIP 756076.908815h 26m 50s-20° 00’ 18”
StarHIP 757868.731415h 28m 54s-20° 12’ 31”
StarHIP 752918.474615h 22m 59s-18° 50’ 40”
StarHIP 756238.584815h 27m 06s-20° 44’ 27”
StarHIP 754147.883415h 24m 29s-19° 57’ 49”
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 760568.766415h 31m 56s-20° 37’ 43”
StarHIP 758308.662815h 29m 24s-19° 24’ 16”
StarHIP 759396.182215h 30m 36s-20° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 760288.83215h 31m 42s-20° 09’ 51”

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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