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60P/Tsuchinshan 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 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 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 626366.94912h 50m 05s-07° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 628448.563612h 52m 45s-08° 42’ 31”
StarHIP 629128.063212h 53m 36s-07° 50’ 20”
StarHIP 625517.43712h 49m 00s-09° 13’ 12”
StarHIP 632256.923812h 57m 19s-08° 54’ 38”
StarHIP 633627.489412h 58m 59s-08° 44’ 19”
StarHIP 624588.641612h 48m 00s-09° 10’ 02”
StarHIP 629854.64712h 54m 21s-09° 32’ 20”
StarHIP 629918.402412h 54m 26s-07° 36’ 37”
GalaxyPGC 4375414.012h 53m 04s-09° 12’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 481812.112h 56m 48s-08° 31’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 476113.612h 53m 05s-09° 12’ 15”
GalaxyIC 382613.612h 50m 39s-09° 01’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 477013.812h 53m 32s-09° 32’ 30”
GalaxyNGC 469910.412h 49m 02s-08° 39’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 473913.412h 51m 37s-08° 24’ 37”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

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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