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78P/Gehrels 2 live position and data

This page shows Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 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 78P/Gehrels 2 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 453668.760609h 14m 43s+06° 10’ 12”
StarHIP 459508.448409h 22m 17s+06° 17’ 51”
StarHIP 454208.994409h 15m 19s+05° 30’ 55”
StarHIP 454717.653609h 15m 56s+06° 32’ 27”
StarHIP 457586.589609h 19m 51s+05° 12’ 57”
StarHIP 458828.222809h 21m 20s+05° 30’ 15”
StarHIP 461347.3309h 24m 28s+06° 21’ 00”
StarHIP 461118.255409h 24m 14s+05° 39’ 09”
StarHIP 459018.79509h 21m 29s+06° 50’ 06”
StarHIP 456538.541809h 18m 21s+07° 04’ 22”
StarHIP 459427.871809h 22m 08s+05° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 459438.884609h 22m 08s+06° 41’ 21”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 78P/Gehrels 2

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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