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 1103787.482222h 21m 23s-06° 14’ 35”
StarHIP 1100034.074822h 16m 49s-07° 46’ 59”
StarHIP 1105325.821222h 23m 32s-07° 11’ 39”
StarHIP 1099518.671422h 16m 06s-07° 05’ 23”
StarHIP 1106018.373422h 24m 26s-06° 01’ 56”
StarHIP 1102735.352622h 20m 11s-07° 49’ 15”
StarHIP 1101087.931622h 18m 14s-05° 50’ 30”
StarHIP 1101878.81322h 19m 07s-07° 18’ 47”
StarHIP 1098497.665222h 14m 54s-06° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 1104067.559822h 21m 46s-06° 10’ 52”
StarHIP 1105978.996422h 24m 21s-06° 12’ 38”
StarHIP 1104358.313422h 22m 05s-06° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 1100028.353822h 16m 48s-07° 08’ 55”
StarHIP 1103968.726222h 21m 41s-07° 36’ 29”

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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