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 628537.419812h 52m 58s-14° 37’ 14”
StarHIP 631517.228812h 56m 25s-14° 56’ 58”
StarHIP 626106.477812h 49m 45s-15° 52’ 58”
StarHIP 628787.90412h 53m 12s-16° 35’ 31”
StarHIP 631788.632412h 56m 38s-16° 43’ 35”
StarHIP 631968.168612h 56m 48s-15° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 632816.9412h 58m 03s-14° 59’ 08”
StarHIP 628727.5612h 53m 09s-14° 57’ 56”
StarHIP 631096.191812h 55m 53s-15° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 631348.106412h 56m 07s-16° 53’ 32”
StarHIP 626116.919612h 49m 47s-15° 04’ 44”
StarHIP 625057.793812h 48m 32s-15° 43’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 475613.412h 52m 52s-15° 24’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 4342413.512h 50m 04s-14° 44’ 02”
GalaxyIC 383113.812h 51m 18s-14° 34’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 476312.612h 53m 27s-17° 00’ 20”

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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