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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 880748.014617h 59m 16s-25° 49’ 07”
StarHIP 876618.961217h 54m 18s-25° 57’ 43”
StarHIP 884408.26918h 03m 22s-25° 54’ 58”
StarHIP 878097.869217h 56m 15s-25° 40’ 21”
StarHIP 884638.97618h 03m 44s-25° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 874227.683217h 51m 55s-25° 46’ 22”
StarHIP 876798.473417h 54m 30s-26° 37’ 54”
StarHIP 879198.572417h 57m 34s-25° 04’ 56”
StarHIP 877066.201817h 54m 54s-24° 53’ 13”
StarHIP 882568.288418h 01m 20s-24° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 881008.025817h 59m 36s-27° 04’ 10”
StarHIP 878247.349417h 56m 24s-26° 46’ 23”
StarHIP 880298.950817h 58m 50s-26° 49’ 41”

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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