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 431348.516608h 47m 10s+09° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 431378.51308h 47m 10s+11° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 431307.513408h 47m 07s+11° 25’ 10”
StarHIP 432456.780608h 48m 37s+10° 25’ 58”
StarHIP 435307.347208h 51m 56s+11° 08’ 09”
StarHIP 429175.634408h 44m 45s+10° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 430277.58208h 46m 02s+09° 57’ 05”
StarHIP 430747.30108h 46m 24s+10° 35’ 31”
StarHIP 431388.309208h 47m 11s+11° 09’ 34”
StarHIP 433878.651608h 50m 18s+11° 24’ 28”
StarHIP 428398.429408h 43m 43s+11° 15’ 44”
StarHIP 436318.551808h 53m 08s+10° 08’ 52”
GalaxyNGC 265713.808h 45m 16s+09° 38’ 45”

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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