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 440187.99108h 57m 51s+10° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 443738.829209h 02m 15s+10° 06’ 21”
StarHIP 440664.239408h 58m 29s+11° 51’ 27”
StarHIP 444758.254409h 03m 41s+09° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 440507.54908h 58m 16s+10° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 444977.93509h 03m 57s+11° 09’ 10”
StarHIP 439518.595208h 57m 06s+10° 45’ 29”
StarHIP 445798.532209h 04m 57s+11° 34’ 21”
StarHIP 443038.798609h 01m 22s+10° 43’ 58”
StarHIP 438515.293208h 55m 55s+11° 37’ 33”
StarHIP 440778.725408h 58m 45s+09° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 445487.42109h 04m 35s+10° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 441608.61808h 59m 38s+11° 55’ 54”
GalaxyNGC 272014.008h 59m 08s+11° 08’ 58”

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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