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74P/Smirnova-Chernykh live position and data

This page shows Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh 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 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 912228.676418h 36m 29s-27° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 920048.302818h 45m 09s-28° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 917508.356818h 42m 34s-26° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 920413.16818h 45m 39s-26° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 921048.104818h 46m 16s-27° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 914607.85218h 39m 13s-28° 10’ 50”
StarHIP 911888.99718h 36m 09s-26° 34’ 10”
StarHIP 912688.867618h 36m 58s-27° 43’ 50”
StarHIP 916848.86618h 41m 49s-26° 17’ 44”
StarHIP 912537.76418h 36m 48s-26° 17’ 21”
StarHIP 916828.307218h 41m 47s-27° 26’ 41”
StarHIP 916508.246418h 41m 24s-27° 57’ 27”
StarHIP 920866.523818h 46m 03s-27° 29’ 56”
StarHIP 916218.335618h 41m 06s-26° 44’ 26”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

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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