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 36637007h 32m 03s+17° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 367605.257407h 33m 36s+15° 49’ 36”
StarHIP 370097.74407h 36m 24s+18° 10’ 54”
StarHIP 374368.25807h 41m 05s+16° 52’ 23”
StarHIP 366165.328807h 31m 48s+17° 05’ 10”
StarHIP 364087.96207h 29m 30s+16° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 368498.836607h 34m 35s+16° 54’ 06”
StarHIP 366897.523407h 32m 50s+16° 20’ 42”
StarHIP 368387.67207h 34m 29s+16° 57’ 14”
StarHIP 369217.797607h 35m 24s+17° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 367167.87107h 33m 06s+15° 58’ 56”
StarHIP 369038.934807h 35m 14s+17° 21’ 16”
StarHIP 370746.94507h 37m 05s+16° 54’ 15”
StarHIP 374538.868607h 41m 17s+17° 21’ 55”
StarHIP 370198.14607h 36m 30s+16° 04’ 33”
StarHIP 371518.306407h 38m 05s+17° 04’ 32”
StarHIP 373004.876207h 39m 28s+17° 40’ 28”
StarHIP 372428.61807h 38m 55s+16° 05’ 47”
StarHIP 366607.910807h 32m 26s+18° 21’ 58”
GalaxyNGC 241813.407h 36m 37s+17° 53’ 06”

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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