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 774228.780615h 48m 21s-18° 26’ 19”
StarHIP 774737.923415h 49m 06s-18° 42’ 14”
StarHIP 767798.79215h 40m 34s-18° 02’ 57”
StarHIP 771657.511415h 45m 23s-19° 06’ 26”
StarHIP 775907.885415h 50m 28s-17° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 775346.804415h 49m 52s-17° 54’ 06”
StarHIP 769377.93815h 42m 38s-18° 36’ 25”
StarHIP 775547.567215h 50m 03s-18° 08’ 33”
StarHIP 770447.12515h 43m 57s-16° 52’ 09”
StarHIP 772037.6115h 45m 50s-16° 57’ 02”
StarHIP 772977.48815h 46m 52s-17° 06’ 31”

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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