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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 22837.184400h 29m 10s-11° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 24838.052200h 31m 31s-11° 16’ 23”
StarHIP 24448.385800h 31m 05s-10° 05’ 01”
StarHIP 21407.195600h 27m 06s-09° 52’ 22”
StarHIP 24316.872200h 30m 59s-10° 05’ 04”
StarHIP 20668.206600h 26m 08s-11° 22’ 36”
StarHIP 19648.02900h 24m 50s-11° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 22466.837400h 28m 33s-11° 14’ 13”
StarHIP 24678.083400h 31m 20s-11° 13’ 25”
StarHIP 22157.236200h 28m 00s-11° 39’ 31”
GalaxyPGC 184113.500h 30m 08s-11° 06’ 25”
GalaxyPGC 193213.500h 31m 35s-10° 30’ 21”
GalaxyPGC 197913.500h 32m 42s-11° 19’ 06”
GalaxyPGC 190913.800h 31m 14s-10° 28’ 26”

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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