8P/Tuttle live position and data

This page shows Comet 8P/Tuttle 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 8P/Tuttle (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 978987.748219h 53m 42s+14° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 975257.81519h 49m 16s+15° 12’ 15”
StarHIP 980855.622819h 56m 01s+16° 38’ 05”
StarHIP 977807.75619h 52m 09s+15° 19’ 23”
StarHIP 981498.676219h 56m 47s+16° 24’ 31”
StarHIP 978178.678219h 52m 37s+15° 55’ 59”
StarHIP 984528.611620h 00m 12s+14° 54’ 10”
StarHIP 982916.855419h 58m 14s+16° 29’ 37”
StarHIP 975247.774419h 49m 15s+15° 07’ 28”
StarHIP 982758.525419h 58m 04s+15° 06’ 03”
StarHIP 982668.505619h 58m 00s+14° 18’ 07”
StarHIP 980197.970619h 55m 07s+15° 26’ 49”
StarHIP 979088.960419h 53m 47s+13° 58’ 54”
StarHIP 974697.601819h 48m 39s+15° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 982328.55619h 57m 45s+14° 33’ 46”
StarHIP 979226.877419h 54m 01s+15° 17’ 31”
StarHIP 980836.907819h 55m 59s+15° 02’ 49”
StarHIP 976167.934219h 50m 24s+14° 30’ 49”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 8P/Tuttle

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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