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 3061000h 38m 50s+03° 42’ 17”
StarHIP 3618000h 46m 24s+03° 47’ 17”
StarHIP 33267.694600h 42m 23s+04° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 32087.894600h 40m 49s+04° 28’ 42”
StarHIP 32708.88900h 41m 40s+05° 34’ 25”
StarHIP 35348.198600h 45m 04s+05° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 36518.925400h 46m 44s+05° 20’ 44”
StarHIP 37438.870600h 48m 02s+05° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 36588.91400h 46m 49s+04° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 33578.773800h 42m 43s+03° 47’ 25”
StarHIP 33387.696600h 42m 32s+05° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 35187.644200h 44m 55s+03° 12’ 03”
StarHIP 32768.75500h 41m 46s+03° 38’ 33”
GalaxyNGC 20414.000h 39m 44s+03° 17’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 19313.400h 39m 18s+03° 19’ 53”

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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