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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 1027458.856420h 49m 07s+24° 56’ 55”
StarHIP 1018685.05720h 38m 31s+24° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 1018705.840220h 38m 34s+23° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 1023884.799820h 44m 52s+25° 16’ 15”
StarHIP 1023748.116220h 44m 35s+23° 37’ 29”
StarHIP 1022716.995220h 43m 19s+25° 49’ 29”
StarHIP 1022786.980820h 43m 25s+25° 36’ 08”
StarHIP 1021387.960220h 41m 49s+22° 59’ 00”
StarHIP 1026548.593220h 48m 10s+24° 38’ 23”
StarHIP 1024208.102620h 45m 15s+25° 10’ 31”
StarHIP 1024547.66320h 45m 40s+23° 01’ 03”
StarHIP 1019128.195620h 39m 06s+24° 25’ 00”
StarHIP 1019957.776620h 40m 11s+23° 55’ 42”
StarHIP 1021206.920820h 41m 41s+24° 10’ 56”
StarHIP 1023096.91920h 43m 47s+23° 47’ 28”
StarHIP 1018817.426220h 38m 43s+24° 46’ 40”
StarHIP 1025377.370420h 46m 44s+24° 27’ 45”
StarHIP 1028118.315220h 49m 41s+24° 51’ 57”
StarHIP 1024617.706420h 45m 45s+22° 55’ 15”
StarHIP 1022878.202620h 43m 33s+23° 31’ 41”
StarHIP 1018228.346420h 38m 04s+24° 37’ 37”
StarHIP 1022778.004420h 43m 25s+23° 38’ 41”

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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