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 93677.568402h 00m 21s+44° 06’ 09”
StarHIP 90407.684601h 56m 28s+45° 58’ 11”
StarHIP 95818.28702h 03m 08s+45° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 89668.492401h 55m 28s+46° 07’ 25”
StarHIP 91288.539401h 57m 40s+44° 33’ 47”
StarHIP 97598.429602h 05m 29s+44° 11’ 03”
StarHIP 90688.566401h 56m 44s+46° 31’ 26”
StarHIP 92187.856401h 58m 32s+45° 07’ 22”
StarHIP 92347.43801h 58m 44s+45° 26’ 06”
StarHIP 94868.13702h 02m 02s+45° 17’ 39”
StarHIP 91548.099601h 57m 55s+45° 35’ 58”
StarHIP 87477.724401h 52m 33s+44° 48’ 45”
StarHIP 97368.90402h 05m 16s+44° 08’ 26”
StarHIP 93596.745202h 00m 14s+44° 25’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 74613.601h 57m 50s+44° 55’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 81212.402h 06m 50s+44° 34’ 27”

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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