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 58880012h 04m 36s-38° 16’ 22”
StarHIP 590198.83812h 06m 02s-37° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 592148.851412h 08m 38s-37° 44’ 22”
StarHIP 590356.75312h 06m 13s-38° 40’ 32”
StarHIP 592498.76212h 09m 13s-36° 41’ 37”
StarHIP 595527.27412h 12m 48s-37° 31’ 37”
StarHIP 592698.629212h 09m 24s-38° 43’ 47”
StarHIP 593536.052212h 10m 33s-37° 52’ 12”
StarHIP 596627.861612h 14m 06s-36° 33’ 23”
StarHIP 596508.533612h 14m 00s-36° 54’ 50”
StarHIP 585808.25912h 00m 48s-37° 28’ 45”
StarHIP 589697.851612h 05m 28s-37° 33’ 08”
StarHIP 596597.185812h 14m 06s-36° 43’ 44”
StarHIP 593547.909812h 10m 36s-36° 50’ 05”
StarHIP 593328.51412h 10m 16s-37° 11’ 39”
StarHIP 587718.98712h 03m 15s-36° 32’ 02”
StarHIP 590556.525812h 06m 37s-37° 51’ 36”

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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