61P/Shajn-Schaldach live position and data

This page shows Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach 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 61P/Shajn-Schaldach (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 11707002h 31m 03s+08° 22’ 55”
StarHIP 11862002h 33m 04s+07° 49’ 43”
StarHIP 11864002h 33m 05s+10° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 11975002h 34m 28s+08° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 115578.246402h 28m 54s+08° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 114844.277202h 28m 09s+08° 27’ 36”
StarHIP 115648.69102h 28m 59s+08° 22’ 45”
StarHIP 120226.068602h 35m 04s+07° 28’ 16”
StarHIP 122538.968802h 37m 46s+08° 57’ 39”
StarHIP 121485.71402h 36m 35s+07° 43’ 48”
StarHIP 117358.566802h 31m 28s+08° 20’ 52”
StarHIP 116035.990402h 29m 35s+09° 33’ 56”
StarHIP 116088.046402h 29m 44s+08° 29’ 55”
StarHIP 116026.932402h 29m 35s+09° 00’ 22”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach

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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