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 46516009h 29m 15s+08° 38’ 03”
StarHIP 464007.785809h 27m 43s+07° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 465328.594609h 29m 26s+07° 40’ 21”
StarHIP 469947.213609h 34m 41s+08° 11’ 14”
StarHIP 464575.610409h 28m 29s+08° 11’ 18”
StarHIP 463037.915209h 26m 34s+07° 40’ 42”
StarHIP 464168.169409h 27m 55s+08° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 472054.900409h 37m 12s+06° 50’ 08”
StarHIP 468267.133409h 32m 32s+07° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 471588.120209h 36m 33s+07° 07’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 288213.509h 26m 35s+07° 57’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 290613.209h 32m 06s+08° 26’ 34”
GalaxyNGC 289413.309h 29m 30s+07° 43’ 04”

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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