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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 571337.533611h 42m 49s-03° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 574197.51911h 46m 19s-03° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 567756.094211h 38m 24s-02° 26’ 09”
StarHIP 569528.45711h 40m 30s-01° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 569898.847411h 40m 56s-02° 46’ 46”
StarHIP 570118.383611h 41m 18s-01° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 568488.509611h 39m 19s-04° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 567387.56211h 37m 59s-01° 35’ 59”
StarHIP 566898.262611h 37m 25s-02° 53’ 31”
StarHIP 572088.891211h 43m 50s-02° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 569328.920611h 40m 17s-03° 19’ 06”

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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