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 488668.95709h 58m 00s+09° 41’ 40”
StarHIP 491948.739210h 02m 26s+09° 56’ 19”
StarHIP 491008.738210h 01m 16s+07° 12’ 39”
StarHIP 490294.516210h 00m 12s+08° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 493967.281810h 05m 04s+07° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 492567.9410h 03m 17s+08° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 486996.685809h 55m 55s+07° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 490807.996610h 01m 00s+08° 56’ 57”
StarHIP 488765.900209h 58m 07s+08° 18’ 50”
StarHIP 487345.742409h 56m 26s+08° 55’ 59”

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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