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):

StarHIP 924637.208618h 50m 37s-26° 46’ 13”
StarHIP 917508.356818h 42m 34s-26° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 920413.16818h 45m 39s-26° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 919745.812818h 44m 49s-25° 00’ 39”
StarHIP 925357.080818h 51m 26s-27° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 921048.104818h 46m 16s-27° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 916848.86618h 41m 49s-26° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 919628.423818h 44m 41s-25° 22’ 11”
StarHIP 919677.965618h 44m 44s-25° 47’ 50”
StarHIP 926356.21218h 52m 28s-26° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 923898.717618h 49m 39s-25° 36’ 47”
StarHIP 923148.536618h 48m 53s-26° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 923857.656818h 49m 36s-27° 07’ 30”
StarHIP 920866.523818h 46m 03s-27° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 916218.335618h 41m 06s-26° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 925118.704218h 51m 11s-26° 01’ 06”

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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