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):

StarHIP 56476011h 34m 44s+17° 01’ 30”
StarHIP 563217.226411h 32m 49s+18° 00’ 08”
StarHIP 562197.111h 31m 31s+17° 44’ 59”
StarHIP 563608.111811h 33m 12s+18° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 565487.144411h 35m 40s+17° 52’ 29”
StarHIP 561018.821811h 29m 58s+16° 59’ 07”
StarHIP 561465.44511h 30m 29s+18° 24’ 35”
StarHIP 566378.771811h 36m 42s+18° 26’ 46”
StarHIP 562677.856811h 32m 03s+18° 09’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 368612.011h 27m 44s+17° 13’ 24”
GalaxyNGC 376813.511h 37m 13s+17° 50’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 368412.311h 27m 11s+17° 01’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 369113.311h 28m 08s+16° 55’ 14”

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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