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 694648.068614h 13m 17s-13° 49’ 08”
StarHIP 700118.182214h 19m 31s-13° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 699744.51314h 19m 06s-13° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 694496.725214h 13m 09s-13° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 696818.551814h 15m 49s-15° 06’ 34”
StarHIP 702088.361414h 21m 51s-13° 10’ 56”
StarHIP 699877.34714h 19m 14s-14° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 699708.289814h 19m 04s-14° 31’ 43”
StarHIP 698828.5414h 18m 05s-14° 54’ 43”
StarHIP 695127.605414h 13m 47s-13° 20’ 27”
GalaxyIC 99113.614h 17m 48s-13° 52’ 24”

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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