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 14423003h 06m 12s+28° 53’ 11”
StarHIP 14805003h 11m 11s+30° 07’ 41”
StarHIP 146775.738403h 09m 36s+29° 04’ 37”
StarHIP 148935.779803h 12m 14s+27° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 143647.933603h 05m 19s+29° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 142708.11503h 03m 59s+28° 30’ 32”
StarHIP 148678.142403h 11m 57s+29° 49’ 54”
StarHIP 152768.37103h 17m 03s+28° 29’ 03”
StarHIP 151417.752603h 15m 11s+29° 03’ 00”
StarHIP 152747.3903h 17m 03s+28° 45’ 32”
StarHIP 144058.503h 05m 47s+27° 41’ 11”
StarHIP 147196.416403h 10m 08s+27° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 144997.65303h 07m 16s+29° 07’ 24”
StarHIP 150228.08503h 13m 37s+29° 13’ 56”
StarHIP 147668.900403h 10m 39s+28° 20’ 14”
StarHIP 143868.17403h 05m 35s+27° 52’ 10”

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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