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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 18000h 00m 12s-04° 03’ 13”
StarHIP 5568.158400h 06m 46s-04° 20’ 59”
StarHIP 5698.200200h 06m 53s-03° 37’ 32”
StarHIP 1578.432800h 02m 00s-05° 12’ 50”
StarHIP 818.530400h 00m 58s-04° 55’ 55”
StarHIP 1455.13700h 01m 49s-03° 01’ 38”
StarHIP 447.81600h 00m 31s-03° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 2058.51800h 02m 34s-05° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 2678.072600h 03m 20s-04° 08’ 44”
StarHIP 4537.478600h 05m 25s-03° 51’ 05”
StarHIP 1596.914200h 02m 02s-02° 45’ 58”
GalaxyPGC 17614.000h 02m 34s-03° 42’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 783213.300h 06m 28s-03° 42’ 56”
GalaxyPGC 7315113.823h 59m 15s-04° 05’ 17”

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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