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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1009277.46520h 27m 47s+26° 08’ 48”
StarHIP 1018508.436220h 38m 21s+25° 35’ 26”
StarHIP 1017165.58920h 37m 04s+26° 27’ 43”
StarHIP 1019598.226620h 39m 39s+26° 18’ 30”
StarHIP 1018938.789620h 38m 55s+26° 42’ 01”
StarHIP 1012168.696420h 31m 01s+26° 28’ 59”
StarHIP 1014477.83320h 33m 37s+25° 52’ 38”
StarHIP 1018217.748420h 38m 04s+27° 04’ 43”
StarHIP 1013538.032820h 32m 26s+27° 30’ 51”
StarHIP 1014288.979220h 33m 18s+27° 27’ 26”
StarHIP 1019306.854620h 39m 20s+26° 04’ 04”
StarHIP 1016277.647220h 35m 53s+25° 28’ 43”
StarHIP 1014857.76220h 33m 58s+25° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 1013006.347820h 31m 58s+25° 48’ 18”
StarHIP 1016048.071820h 35m 29s+27° 38’ 55”
StarHIP 1013107.90220h 32m 05s+25° 21’ 07”
StarHIP 1016416.401220h 36m 08s+25° 52’ 57”
StarHIP 1019447.115220h 39m 31s+26° 41’ 51”
StarHIP 1012107.258420h 30m 56s+26° 41’ 08”
StarHIP 1018837.697620h 38m 44s+25° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 1013816.759620h 32m 51s+27° 12’ 43”
StarHIP 1014607.684220h 33m 45s+27° 52’ 20”

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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