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 98674020h 02m 31s+30° 39’ 11”
StarHIP 989818.154620h 05m 42s+30° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 992067.933620h 08m 24s+30° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 987468.058620h 03m 24s+29° 57’ 28”
StarHIP 987675.66720h 03m 36s+29° 53’ 53”
StarHIP 987967.834420h 03m 56s+31° 07’ 25”
StarHIP 994027.599820h 10m 32s+29° 21’ 49”
StarHIP 997467.115220h 14m 18s+30° 10’ 38”
StarHIP 994017.789620h 10m 32s+30° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 996227.980220h 13m 02s+30° 28’ 38”
StarHIP 998128.730820h 15m 07s+30° 37’ 12”
StarHIP 989958.246820h 05m 54s+29° 29’ 24”
StarHIP 988316.84620h 04m 12s+31° 14’ 35”
StarHIP 992357.870420h 08m 39s+31° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 987836.682420h 03m 43s+29° 59’ 22”
StarHIP 991608.104220h 07m 53s+30° 49’ 29”
StarHIP 988698.61920h 04m 39s+30° 43’ 52”
StarHIP 993238.444620h 09m 36s+30° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 990928.408620h 07m 01s+29° 43’ 14”
StarHIP 994316.961620h 10m 54s+30° 47’ 22”
StarHIP 998048.708420h 14m 56s+31° 13’ 18”
StarHIP 992787.69320h 09m 09s+31° 23’ 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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