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 217808.386604h 40m 44s+36° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 214158.663604h 35m 46s+35° 40’ 14”
StarHIP 216577.711404h 38m 58s+36° 32’ 47”
StarHIP 214686.520804h 36m 37s+36° 57’ 10”
StarHIP 210218.304804h 30m 27s+36° 06’ 33”
StarHIP 211676.7604h 32m 17s+37° 02’ 35”
StarHIP 216088.394804h 38m 20s+37° 21’ 44”
StarHIP 207916.651404h 27m 18s+36° 31’ 13”
StarHIP 214857.63104h 36m 50s+37° 26’ 20”
StarHIP 213877.606204h 35m 24s+37° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 211446.243204h 31m 56s+36° 44’ 34”
StarHIP 211178.319404h 31m 33s+37° 39’ 08”

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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