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 968307.690619h 40m 51s+27° 07’ 58”
StarHIP 960837.493819h 32m 05s+28° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 967048.944419h 39m 33s+26° 45’ 04”
StarHIP 963136.714219h 34m 58s+27° 13’ 30”
StarHIP 961657.98119h 33m 11s+27° 23’ 01”
StarHIP 965237.362819h 37m 21s+26° 21’ 32”
StarHIP 961738.571219h 33m 18s+27° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 967727.322619h 40m 13s+26° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 968147.914819h 40m 45s+27° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 960347.298419h 31m 36s+26° 59’ 11”
StarHIP 965098.799819h 37m 12s+28° 47’ 43”
StarHIP 959515.092619h 30m 45s+27° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 961148.467619h 32m 30s+27° 25’ 21”
StarHIP 957968.135219h 29m 06s+27° 55’ 46”
StarHIP 963667.601219h 35m 33s+27° 06’ 30”
StarHIP 960297.57619h 31m 29s+28° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 964148.218819h 36m 06s+27° 14’ 02”
StarHIP 959472.969619h 30m 43s+27° 57’ 34”
StarHIP 964677.650819h 36m 42s+27° 53’ 03”
StarHIP 968637.87519h 41m 21s+27° 42’ 19”
StarHIP 959988.782419h 31m 10s+27° 20’ 14”
StarHIP 964368.138619h 36m 23s+26° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 962878.750819h 34m 40s+28° 54’ 26”
StarHIP 965047.988619h 37m 09s+28° 11’ 18”
StarHIP 962427.990819h 34m 11s+28° 24’ 56”
StarHIP 960165.799219h 31m 21s+26° 37’ 01”
StarHIP 965076.621219h 37m 11s+28° 30’ 00”

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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