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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 94673019h 15m 53s-25° 30’ 48”
StarHIP 946997.01719h 16m 11s-25° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 952888.054219h 23m 09s-25° 28’ 17”
StarHIP 946907.52519h 16m 02s-24° 43’ 01”
StarHIP 943998.84719h 12m 46s-24° 54’ 22”
StarHIP 950408.236219h 20m 17s-24° 37’ 54”
StarHIP 944917.06819h 13m 56s-26° 52’ 33”
StarHIP 951148.251819h 20m 58s-25° 31’ 57”
StarHIP 948538.787819h 18m 02s-25° 04’ 19”
StarHIP 946434.818419h 15m 32s-25° 15’ 23”
StarHIP 944345.63319h 13m 13s-25° 54’ 24”
StarHIP 951777.130419h 21m 44s-26° 09’ 58”
StarHIP 943898.536619h 12m 42s-25° 40’ 09”

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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