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 565728.343411h 35m 51s-04° 45’ 20”
StarHIP 571337.533611h 42m 49s-03° 32’ 42”
StarHIP 565006.301611h 34m 58s-04° 21’ 40”
StarHIP 572327.485411h 44m 04s-04° 48’ 25”
StarHIP 569078.492411h 39m 55s-04° 57’ 37”
StarHIP 571167.628611h 42m 32s-04° 38’ 57”
StarHIP 568488.509611h 39m 19s-04° 08’ 13”
StarHIP 569827.765611h 40m 51s-05° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 564797.896411h 34m 45s-04° 57’ 15”
StarHIP 571648.34911h 43m 25s-05° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 566997.704211h 37m 33s-04° 30’ 19”
StarHIP 568848.748611h 39m 39s-04° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 572757.635411h 44m 41s-04° 30’ 38”
StarHIP 572898.747611h 44m 49s-04° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 569328.920611h 40m 17s-03° 19’ 06”

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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