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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 980586.440419h 55m 40s+40° 10’ 22”
StarHIP 979657.307419h 54m 35s+41° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 989237.208820h 05m 10s+40° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 980017.356219h 54m 58s+41° 52’ 15”
StarHIP 987286.961620h 03m 09s+41° 28’ 27”
StarHIP 982688.804619h 58m 01s+41° 39’ 13”
StarHIP 978377.680219h 52m 52s+41° 04’ 49”
StarHIP 988508.355220h 04m 25s+42° 11’ 54”
StarHIP 985307.805420h 01m 00s+42° 00’ 30”
StarHIP 977068.23319h 51m 24s+40° 44’ 07”
StarHIP 986207.325420h 01m 51s+40° 51’ 31”
StarHIP 982838.326819h 58m 10s+42° 31’ 39”
StarHIP 985528.442420h 01m 09s+41° 05’ 31”
StarHIP 980617.370819h 55m 44s+40° 23’ 30”
StarHIP 987177.60320h 03m 02s+40° 10’ 23”
StarHIP 986077.38120h 01m 44s+41° 48’ 59”
StarHIP 985827.897220h 01m 28s+40° 17’ 56”
StarHIP 982697.2219h 58m 02s+40° 55’ 36”
StarHIP 979147.619419h 53m 52s+41° 13’ 45”
StarHIP 989757.57820h 05m 38s+41° 16’ 47”
StarHIP 988027.911820h 03m 59s+40° 39’ 23”
StarHIP 982536.41219h 57m 56s+42° 15’ 38”
StarHIP 981945.45819h 57m 13s+40° 22’ 04”
StarHIP 978956.992419h 53m 38s+41° 21’ 20”
StarHIP 977507.736219h 51m 50s+41° 20’ 55”
StarHIP 984596.96120h 00m 15s+42° 13’ 04”

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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