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 536218.721410h 58m 12s-03° 29’ 04”
StarHIP 536687.57310h 58m 50s-02° 14’ 10”
StarHIP 540137.091211h 02m 57s-02° 38’ 07”
StarHIP 534438.468610h 55m 58s-02° 53’ 33”
StarHIP 532735.358410h 53m 43s-02° 07’ 45”
StarHIP 537288.981210h 59m 33s-04° 11’ 31”
StarHIP 532078.738810h 52m 56s-03° 03’ 04”
StarHIP 538758.73711h 01m 20s-02° 27’ 44”
StarHIP 539074.564411h 01m 49s-02° 29’ 04”
StarHIP 539846.713811h 02m 36s-03° 30’ 45”
StarHIP 532978.231810h 54m 01s-04° 02’ 29”
StarHIP 537657.339211h 00m 02s-03° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 532406.03110h 53m 25s-02° 15’ 18”
StarHIP 533698.656210h 54m 49s-02° 50’ 49”

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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