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71P/Clark live position and data

This page shows Comet 71P/Clark 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 71P/Clark (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 16445003h 31m 47s+14° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 169857.261603h 38m 26s+15° 08’ 59”
StarHIP 166718.756603h 34m 33s+14° 10’ 32”
StarHIP 165937.420403h 33m 35s+14° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 165386.986403h 32m 57s+16° 35’ 55”
StarHIP 164698.56103h 32m 06s+16° 43’ 41”
StarHIP 162217.374603h 28m 58s+14° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 168918.197403h 37m 20s+15° 05’ 44”
StarHIP 169246.39403h 37m 47s+15° 25’ 50”
StarHIP 162418.273603h 29m 19s+16° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 165328.545403h 32m 53s+15° 32’ 58”
StarHIP 167887.589403h 36m 03s+16° 28’ 05”
StarHIP 163598.605803h 30m 45s+14° 17’ 45”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 71P/Clark

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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