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 214158.663604h 35m 46s+35° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 212858.708804h 34m 01s+33° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 213908.24704h 35m 30s+33° 16’ 21”
StarHIP 212068.611404h 32m 56s+33° 25’ 13”
StarHIP 212918.417804h 34m 04s+34° 48’ 01”
StarHIP 208837.964604h 28m 31s+34° 11’ 56”
StarHIP 218227.77104h 41m 20s+34° 39’ 56”
StarHIP 214918.467204h 36m 56s+34° 57’ 06”
StarHIP 214548.991604h 36m 24s+34° 12’ 33”

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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