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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 101369020h 32m 43s+19° 31’ 38”
StarHIP 1009178.78620h 27m 40s+21° 28’ 16”
StarHIP 1009067.899620h 27m 34s+19° 37’ 05”
StarHIP 1011198.545420h 29m 49s+20° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 1007545.599220h 25m 40s+21° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 1003817.577620h 21m 29s+19° 39’ 43”
StarHIP 1008766.33420h 27m 14s+20° 28’ 35”
StarHIP 1007796.342220h 26m 01s+19° 51’ 55”
StarHIP 1011437.335220h 30m 07s+19° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 1011546.83820h 30m 14s+19° 25’ 15”
StarHIP 1010706.541420h 29m 21s+20° 05’ 15”
StarHIP 1003978.347220h 21m 35s+19° 29’ 40”
StarHIP 1011396.880620h 30m 04s+19° 40’ 03”
StarHIP 1006948.419420h 24m 50s+18° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 1006628.672820h 24m 36s+21° 06’ 18”
StarHIP 1006387.834820h 24m 22s+19° 34’ 29”
StarHIP 1006737.997420h 24m 42s+19° 17’ 43”
StarHIP 1009716.884620h 28m 20s+20° 06’ 46”
StarHIP 1007807.864820h 26m 01s+20° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 1005367.992420h 23m 08s+20° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 1013918.048420h 32m 53s+20° 17’ 16”
StarHIP 1013267.455220h 32m 14s+20° 51’ 34”
StarHIP 1009547.89520h 28m 07s+19° 45’ 46”
StarHIP 1005197.85120h 22m 58s+20° 19’ 44”
StarHIP 1005007.07620h 22m 45s+19° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 1012136.201220h 30m 58s+20° 36’ 21”
StarHIP 1009706.850420h 28m 18s+18° 46’ 10”
StarHIP 1009767.893620h 28m 23s+20° 30’ 44”

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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