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 602487.53512h 21m 13s-09° 32’ 57”
StarHIP 604207.537812h 23m 16s-09° 46’ 16”
StarHIP 605187.336612h 24m 21s-10° 28’ 30”
StarHIP 608128.48712h 27m 50s-10° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 602778.19612h 21m 34s-09° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 602368.552412h 21m 08s-11° 28’ 32”
StarHIP 606348.338612h 25m 35s-10° 02’ 18”
StarHIP 601608.62512h 20m 13s-10° 47’ 45”
StarHIP 600886.729612h 19m 20s-08° 54’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 424013.712h 17m 24s-09° 57’ 07”

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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