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6P/d'Arrest live position and data

This page shows Comet 6P/d'Arrest 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 6P/d'Arrest (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 4443000h 56m 50s-11° 35’ 17”
StarHIP 43715.19600h 56m 01s-11° 15’ 59”
StarHIP 44947.994800h 57m 35s-12° 14’ 44”
StarHIP 42097.383800h 53m 42s-13° 55’ 13”
StarHIP 39757.940400h 51m 06s-12° 55’ 39”
StarHIP 40778.099200h 52m 17s-13° 54’ 21”
StarHIP 43337.808200h 55m 30s-12° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 39908.681200h 51m 17s-13° 06’ 52”
StarHIP 41017.87900h 52m 38s-12° 56’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 28313.500h 53m 13s-13° 09’ 52”
GalaxyPGC 284513.900h 48m 35s-12° 43’ 00”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 6P/d'Arrest

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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