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 58945012h 05m 11s+12° 09’ 37”
StarHIP 587437.439812h 02m 53s+12° 48’ 26”
StarHIP 591378.739812h 07m 35s+12° 38’ 56”
StarHIP 590258.716412h 06m 06s+10° 28’ 55”
StarHIP 584428.849611h 59m 03s+12° 04’ 16”
StarHIP 585858.795812h 00m 50s+11° 59’ 00”
StarHIP 590997.088212h 07m 10s+12° 59’ 08”
StarHIP 591108.340412h 07m 16s+10° 31’ 53”
StarHIP 589328.8812h 05m 00s+11° 20’ 10”
StarHIP 586528.716412h 01m 38s+11° 04’ 09”
StarHIP 592558.447212h 09m 16s+11° 17’ 30”
StarHIP 586468.998212h 01m 32s+10° 21’ 02”
StarHIP 586166.918412h 01m 13s+12° 22’ 40”
StarHIP 589687.865412h 05m 27s+10° 57’ 38”
StarHIP 592788.569612h 09m 36s+11° 12’ 41”
StarHIP 587218.695612h 02m 39s+11° 52’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 412412.212h 08m 09s+10° 22’ 45”
GalaxyNGC 406713.412h 04m 10s+10° 51’ 18”

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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