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64P/Swift-Gehrels live position and data

This page shows Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels 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 64P/Swift-Gehrels (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 542208.699811h 05m 37s+02° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 538577.276611h 01m 03s+00° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 540495.805411h 03m 36s-00° 00’ 02”
StarHIP 542818.537611h 06m 15s+02° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 540857.743811h 04m 01s-00° 01’ 51”
StarHIP 539787.512811h 02m 33s-00° 05’ 37”
StarHIP 543365.436611h 06m 54s+01° 57’ 20”
StarHIP 539528.034211h 02m 17s+02° 11’ 22”
StarHIP 542606.841611h 06m 02s+01° 12’ 38”
StarHIP 543057.195211h 06m 35s+01° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 542927.876211h 06m 27s-00° 06’ 39”
StarHIP 540818.98111h 03m 59s+01° 49’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 352110.011h 05m 48s-00° 02’ 14”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels

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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