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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 104565021h 10m 54s+29° 25’ 25”
StarHIP 1048197.774421h 14m 09s+30° 57’ 41”
StarHIP 1044217.935621h 09m 10s+30° 22’ 35”
StarHIP 1052407.297221h 19m 01s+29° 44’ 35”
StarHIP 1048226.069621h 14m 10s+29° 54’ 03”
StarHIP 1046436.838821h 11m 48s+29° 42’ 42”
StarHIP 1051478.179821h 18m 00s+30° 19’ 26”
StarHIP 1050208.134821h 16m 19s+31° 21’ 27”
StarHIP 1051468.131221h 18m 00s+30° 49’ 19”
StarHIP 1054718.30921h 21m 47s+30° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 1047323.101221h 12m 56s+30° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 1046887.881821h 12m 22s+30° 53’ 48”
StarHIP 1046536.44221h 11m 56s+30° 37’ 08”
StarHIP 1047337.258621h 12m 57s+30° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 1049248.825621h 15m 13s+29° 29’ 34”
StarHIP 1053748.124221h 20m 36s+30° 07’ 52”
StarHIP 1051628.08521h 18m 10s+30° 35’ 21”
StarHIP 1055585.961421h 22m 42s+30° 18’ 35”
StarHIP 1051148.175621h 17m 34s+31° 09’ 17”
StarHIP 1053057.90921h 19m 43s+30° 02’ 50”
StarHIP 1048488.771221h 14m 21s+29° 35’ 02”

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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