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 58894012h 04m 42s-11° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 594527.069212h 11m 40s-10° 34’ 14”
StarHIP 591188.192612h 07m 22s-10° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 590686.74712h 06m 47s-12° 14’ 27”
StarHIP 587228.479612h 02m 39s-10° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 592726.703212h 09m 28s-11° 51’ 23”
StarHIP 588306.568812h 04m 00s-10° 17’ 46”
StarHIP 587268.4612h 02m 45s-10° 38’ 57”
StarHIP 587047.677412h 02m 26s-11° 56’ 02”
StarHIP 587108.120212h 02m 30s-11° 58’ 28”
StarHIP 587517.407212h 02m 59s-10° 45’ 08”
GalaxyPGC 3842614.012h 06m 50s-11° 05’ 56”

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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