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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 524718.048410h 43m 34s+04° 15’ 02”
StarHIP 519418.65810h 36m 41s+03° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 526277.792410h 45m 43s+05° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 525017.886810h 44m 06s+03° 13’ 32”
StarHIP 524525.635210h 43m 20s+04° 44’ 51”
StarHIP 525428.675410h 44m 33s+04° 02’ 01”
StarHIP 522438.497210h 40m 25s+04° 01’ 54”
StarHIP 524016.542810h 42m 37s+03° 34’ 58”
StarHIP 527057.91510h 46m 33s+04° 38’ 45”
StarHIP 525747.071810h 45m 02s+03° 18’ 24”
StarHIP 524388.016210h 43m 09s+04° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 525478.45510h 44m 38s+05° 29’ 54”
StarHIP 522388.90110h 40m 20s+04° 32’ 24”
StarHIP 524557.64510h 43m 24s+04° 18’ 06”
StarHIP 525917.731410h 45m 13s+03° 43’ 48”

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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