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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 1073528.888221h 44m 32s-05° 30’ 04”
StarHIP 1071548.478621h 42m 19s-04° 20’ 24”
StarHIP 1072008.918221h 42m 46s-02° 57’ 32”
StarHIP 1068658.215821h 38m 38s-03° 34’ 58”
StarHIP 1075856.835621h 47m 24s-04° 36’ 31”
StarHIP 1074348.187621h 45m 34s-04° 25’ 57”
StarHIP 1071588.863421h 42m 20s-05° 38’ 22”
StarHIP 1073366.667421h 44m 23s-04° 43’ 51”
StarHIP 1068706.60821h 38m 41s-04° 09’ 01”
StarHIP 1075017.867221h 46m 22s-04° 07’ 39”
StarHIP 1067968.234821h 37m 50s-05° 13’ 57”

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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