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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko live position and data

This page shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 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 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 51367010h 29m 30s+28° 44’ 39”
StarHIP 513907.970810h 29m 46s+28° 33’ 20”
StarHIP 513996.772410h 29m 53s+28° 34’ 52”
StarHIP 515747.821210h 32m 01s+29° 43’ 57”
StarHIP 516648.584210h 33m 16s+27° 46’ 31”
StarHIP 517816.70510h 34m 49s+27° 57’ 42”
StarHIP 518598.614610h 35m 43s+29° 06’ 15”
StarHIP 518788.31410h 35m 56s+30° 24’ 01”
StarHIP 519538.44410h 36m 46s+27° 46’ 34”
StarHIP 520628.7510h 38m 18s+29° 29’ 57”
StarHIP 521708.420210h 39m 30s+28° 45’ 05”
GalaxyNGC 325412.410h 29m 19s+29° 29’ 26”
GalaxyNGC 327413.210h 32m 16s+27° 40’ 13”
GalaxyNGC 327712.510h 32m 55s+28° 30’ 42”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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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