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):

StarHIP 629738.688812h 54m 13s-13° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 631517.228812h 56m 25s-14° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 634777.484413h 00m 25s-13° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 631968.168612h 56m 48s-15° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 632816.9412h 58m 03s-14° 59’ 08”
StarHIP 636658.416213h 02m 53s-14° 35’ 12”
StarHIP 635938.673813h 01m 55s-13° 49’ 07”
StarHIP 634368.053612h 59m 56s-14° 11’ 21”
StarHIP 631096.191812h 55m 53s-15° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 635468.655213h 01m 17s-15° 47’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 482512.912h 57m 12s-13° 39’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 485513.112h 59m 18s-13° 13’ 51”
GalaxyNGC 487713.213h 00m 26s-15° 16’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 489912.913h 00m 56s-13° 56’ 39”
GalaxyNGC 485611.512h 59m 21s-15° 02’ 31”
GalaxyNGC 492413.513h 02m 12s-14° 58’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 489112.913h 00m 52s-13° 26’ 59”
GalaxyNGC 490211.713h 00m 59s-14° 30’ 48”

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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