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 248987.507205h 20m 11s+36° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 252258.203405h 23m 42s+37° 11’ 21”
StarHIP 244378.793605h 14m 33s+38° 13’ 32”
StarHIP 247247.766605h 18m 10s+37° 39’ 00”
StarHIP 249576.805h 20m 43s+37° 26’ 19”
StarHIP 248898.29605h 20m 05s+37° 24’ 37”
StarHIP 247447.827405h 18m 21s+36° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 256058.299405h 28m 14s+37° 13’ 46”
StarHIP 248568.209605h 19m 42s+36° 55’ 59”
StarHIP 253208.573605h 24m 57s+37° 30’ 11”
StarHIP 252924.846805h 24m 39s+37° 23’ 07”
StarHIP 248858.224805h 20m 04s+37° 54’ 33”
StarHIP 252608.635405h 24m 08s+38° 34’ 05”
StarHIP 252386.752805h 23m 51s+36° 23’ 54”
StarHIP 253707.425605h 25m 38s+38° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 249388.166405h 20m 33s+36° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 251147.43305h 22m 35s+37° 40’ 33”
StarHIP 248378.740805h 19m 30s+38° 08’ 32”

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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