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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 133275.519802h 51m 29s+15° 04’ 55”
StarHIP 134847.386402h 53m 38s+14° 40’ 12”
StarHIP 133248.764202h 51m 29s+13° 29’ 35”
StarHIP 132588.762602h 50m 36s+15° 42’ 39”
StarHIP 128035.775402h 44m 32s+15° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 135057.546802h 53m 57s+14° 13’ 08”
StarHIP 130696.526602h 47m 59s+15° 30’ 29”
StarHIP 132238.111802h 50m 12s+13° 42’ 37”
StarHIP 128698.44102h 45m 25s+13° 55’ 55”
StarHIP 130467.378802h 47m 38s+15° 13’ 52”
StarHIP 131228.135602h 48m 46s+14° 36’ 49”
StarHIP 127638.432602h 44m 00s+15° 34’ 44”
StarHIP 128387.794602h 45m 02s+14° 14’ 15”
StarHIP 129287.898202h 46m 16s+15° 00’ 28”
StarHIP 130057.968402h 47m 10s+15° 18’ 25”
StarHIP 127738.11802h 44m 10s+15° 04’ 15”

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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