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):

StarHIP 1060557.054221h 28m 52s-08° 59’ 26”
StarHIP 1059317.490621h 27m 15s-08° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 1054868.16521h 21m 55s-07° 31’ 15”
StarHIP 1057347.720221h 24m 56s-08° 10’ 46”
StarHIP 1059398.681421h 27m 19s-09° 01’ 55”
StarHIP 1053897.266221h 20m 50s-09° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 1052588.1321h 19m 15s-09° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 1054247.967421h 21m 16s-08° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 1055745.832421h 22m 56s-09° 19’ 09”
StarHIP 1054916.696221h 21m 58s-09° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 1059707.864221h 27m 45s-08° 21’ 35”
StarHIP 1057615.698621h 25m 13s-09° 44’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 705113.621h 19m 51s-08° 46’ 59”

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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