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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 18060003h 51m 36s+36° 15’ 34”
StarHIP 178808.512803h 49m 29s+34° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 180738.81303h 51m 47s+35° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 180815.787203h 51m 53s+34° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 179436.748803h 50m 13s+34° 49’ 13”
StarHIP 174678.614803h 44m 35s+35° 51’ 20”
StarHIP 181828.67103h 53m 22s+35° 33’ 10”
StarHIP 177698.244603h 48m 15s+34° 36’ 03”
StarHIP 179987.853603h 50m 51s+35° 05’ 59”
StarHIP 174605.595603h 44m 31s+36° 27’ 36”
StarHIP 181968.825603h 53m 32s+35° 03’ 36”
StarHIP 178157.079603h 48m 43s+34° 18’ 37”
GalaxyUGC 288514.003h 53m 02s+35° 35’ 26”
GalaxyUGC 288613.903h 53m 07s+34° 57’ 52”

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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