66P/du Toit live position and data

This page shows Comet 66P/du Toit 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 66P/du Toit (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 202524.83204h 20m 24s+34° 34’ 00”
StarHIP 205707.276404h 24m 24s+34° 18’ 53”
StarHIP 205915.70904h 24m 37s+33° 57’ 35”
StarHIP 210218.304804h 30m 27s+36° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 204688.326604h 23m 11s+36° 02’ 07”
StarHIP 205328.281604h 23m 59s+33° 50’ 43”
StarHIP 204977.0404h 23m 35s+35° 54’ 11”
StarHIP 205738.542604h 24m 26s+34° 19’ 02”
StarHIP 208837.964604h 28m 31s+34° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 203407.291604h 21m 26s+34° 34’ 15”
StarHIP 209267.3304h 29m 12s+35° 15’ 56”
StarHIP 205347.83904h 23m 59s+35° 12’ 57”
StarHIP 208518.062804h 28m 04s+35° 01’ 13”
StarHIP 207678.591604h 26m 59s+33° 57’ 06”
StarHIP 207098.25204h 26m 14s+34° 42’ 57”
StarHIP 210698.534804h 30m 58s+35° 35’ 58”
StarHIP 205795.732604h 24m 29s+34° 07’ 51”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 66P/du Toit

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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