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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 107421021h 45m 27s+34° 14’ 25”
StarHIP 1071295.711221h 42m 01s+35° 30’ 36”
StarHIP 1073298.576421h 44m 20s+35° 15’ 18”
StarHIP 1074456.351221h 45m 44s+35° 51’ 26”
StarHIP 1071618.299821h 42m 22s+34° 04’ 08”
StarHIP 1066128.697421h 35m 34s+34° 46’ 20”
StarHIP 1070666.763221h 41m 03s+34° 40’ 30”
StarHIP 1067457.727421h 37m 23s+34° 36’ 10”
StarHIP 1069088.314621h 39m 06s+36° 02’ 38”
StarHIP 1073408.759421h 44m 25s+35° 36’ 34”
StarHIP 1073088.421821h 44m 02s+33° 20’ 06”
StarHIP 1077607.880221h 49m 48s+34° 55’ 00”
StarHIP 1070138.519621h 40m 24s+34° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 1067426.978621h 37m 21s+35° 19’ 39”
StarHIP 1075107.957821h 46m 28s+34° 16’ 22”

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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