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 25396.71400h 32m 14s+34° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 31098.216200h 39m 35s+36° 47’ 26”
StarHIP 29425.346400h 37m 21s+35° 23’ 58”
StarHIP 30448.49500h 38m 41s+35° 52’ 01”
StarHIP 30468.33200h 38m 43s+36° 35’ 37”
StarHIP 28238.351800h 35m 52s+34° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 23668.821600h 30m 11s+35° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 33898.036400h 43m 10s+35° 21’ 10”
StarHIP 31767.99600h 40m 29s+36° 27’ 01”
StarHIP 27938.521200h 35m 34s+36° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 27528.875600h 35m 08s+36° 50’ 04”
StarHIP 28018.054200h 35m 39s+34° 28’ 46”
StarHIP 25877.951800h 32m 51s+35° 51’ 28”
StarHIP 27536.396800h 35m 09s+36° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 28718.48700h 36m 24s+35° 46’ 56”
StarHIP 27837.732800h 35m 30s+35° 39’ 32”

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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