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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 570468.924411h 41m 43s-07° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 570628.532211h 41m 52s-06° 56’ 32”
StarHIP 573308.380611h 45m 17s-06° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 568178.287211h 38m 49s-07° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 574058.476811h 46m 07s-06° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 569827.765611h 40m 51s-05° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 572145.960211h 43m 55s-06° 40’ 37”
StarHIP 571648.34911h 43m 25s-05° 26’ 25”
GalaxyPGC 3627413.511h 41m 22s-06° 28’ 41”
GalaxyNGC 381812.711h 41m 57s-06° 09’ 21”

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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