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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 9998.388800h 12m 30s+14° 33’ 49”
StarHIP 8568.196400h 10m 29s+15° 13’ 54”
StarHIP 4518.593600h 05m 24s+16° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 10672.837800h 13m 14s+15° 11’ 01”
StarHIP 11088.92900h 13m 48s+16° 34’ 50”
StarHIP 7648.927200h 09m 23s+14° 25’ 03”
StarHIP 10278.524200h 12m 48s+15° 33’ 37”
StarHIP 10576.418600h 13m 09s+16° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 11568.188200h 14m 27s+16° 38’ 27”
StarHIP 3787.33900h 04m 41s+14° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 5037.773800h 06m 01s+16° 27’ 07”
GalaxyNGC 1412.800h 08m 46s+15° 48’ 55”

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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