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 61797012h 39m 55s-08° 34’ 40”
StarHIP 62153012h 44m 19s-07° 29’ 01”
StarHIP 622067.483612h 44m 59s-08° 31’ 55”
StarHIP 615997.009212h 37m 21s-08° 18’ 00”
StarHIP 617404.525412h 39m 14s-07° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 614678.024412h 35m 44s-07° 26’ 48”
StarHIP 617218.878612h 39m 04s-07° 55’ 03”
StarHIP 614568.87512h 35m 38s-08° 37’ 52”
StarHIP 618587.207412h 40m 40s-08° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 622558.836412h 45m 28s-08° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 619037.581612h 41m 08s-09° 14’ 43”
StarHIP 619696.649812h 41m 57s-07° 30’ 00”
StarHIP 614858.88112h 35m 52s-09° 03’ 19”
GalaxyNGC 462612.712h 42m 25s-07° 02’ 39”
GalaxyPGC 4196512.312h 35m 38s-07° 52’ 33”
GalaxyPGC 4243713.912h 40m 17s-09° 18’ 28”

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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