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):

StarHIP 579248.895811h 52m 47s+07° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 578297.417211h 51m 34s+06° 52’ 35”
StarHIP 577697.951211h 50m 48s+06° 20’ 42”
StarHIP 574016.746211h 46m 06s+07° 10’ 27”
StarHIP 576878.579211h 49m 51s+07° 30’ 27”
StarHIP 581418.892611h 55m 28s+05° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 576758.446811h 49m 44s+06° 50’ 44”
StarHIP 573396.96211h 45m 24s+07° 01’ 48”
StarHIP 573803.884211h 45m 51s+06° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 576767.84411h 49m 44s+06° 31’ 24”
StarHIP 573787.641811h 45m 48s+06° 56’ 33”
StarHIP 576168.965411h 48m 49s+05° 46’ 08”
GalaxyNGC 397612.511h 55m 56s+06° 44’ 57”
GalaxyNGC 391413.911h 50m 32s+06° 34’ 04”

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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