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 206338.176804h 25m 19s+39° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 210177.862204h 30m 24s+39° 52’ 26”
StarHIP 213528.900204h 34m 53s+39° 08’ 30”
StarHIP 209628.452404h 29m 41s+38° 47’ 49”
StarHIP 216128.371204h 38m 22s+39° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 213768.231204h 35m 13s+38° 53’ 27”
StarHIP 211118.518804h 31m 27s+38° 44’ 11”
StarHIP 216388.948804h 38m 52s+39° 09’ 09”
StarHIP 214058.226204h 35m 41s+39° 44’ 04”
StarHIP 216287.585404h 38m 38s+38° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 210527.758204h 30m 46s+40° 08’ 47”
StarHIP 211788.81204h 32m 25s+38° 48’ 35”
StarHIP 209838.842604h 30m 00s+39° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 211178.319404h 31m 33s+37° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 211086.238204h 31m 24s+40° 00’ 36”

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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