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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 730618.329814h 55m 50s-18° 22’ 02”
StarHIP 730967.661814h 56m 19s-18° 55’ 41”
StarHIP 732386.513614h 58m 05s-17° 21’ 51”
StarHIP 732908.805814h 58m 41s-17° 40’ 45”
StarHIP 734337.717615h 00m 22s-18° 37’ 38”
StarHIP 735147.841615h 01m 30s-18° 48’ 11”
StarHIP 736366.841215h 03m 06s-17° 37’ 58”
StarHIP 73649015h 03m 17s-17° 35’ 42”
StarHIP 737517.751815h 04m 30s-17° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 737538.588615h 04m 32s-17° 54’ 13”
GalaxyESO 581-1613.715h 01m 42s-19° 17’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 579112.714h 58m 46s-19° 16’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 581014.015h 02m 42s-17° 52’ 02”
GalaxyIC 107713.514h 57m 21s-19° 12’ 55”

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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