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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 1016917.976620h 36m 42s+50° 53’ 23”
StarHIP 1024597.165620h 45m 43s+50° 40’ 25”
StarHIP 1028046.457820h 49m 37s+50° 07’ 37”
StarHIP 1021718.55120h 42m 10s+49° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 1026158.089420h 47m 39s+50° 46’ 02”
StarHIP 1024698.254620h 45m 49s+50° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 1025178.966820h 46m 32s+50° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 1016117.481820h 35m 33s+50° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 1029566.832620h 51m 34s+49° 39’ 15”
StarHIP 1022337.285220h 42m 55s+49° 03’ 09”
StarHIP 1022237.90320h 42m 47s+51° 01’ 31”
StarHIP 1016338.226820h 35m 58s+50° 43’ 13”
StarHIP 1029717.903220h 51m 44s+49° 41’ 49”
StarHIP 1019808.957620h 39m 59s+48° 48’ 28”
StarHIP 1030238.731220h 52m 20s+50° 37’ 59”
StarHIP 1021775.411620h 42m 12s+50° 20’ 24”
StarHIP 1026577.90320h 48m 12s+49° 59’ 44”
StarHIP 1028016.61820h 49m 36s+51° 18’ 51”
StarHIP 1027967.054820h 49m 33s+50° 46’ 59”
StarHIP 1022557.765620h 43m 11s+51° 08’ 39”
StarHIP 1025908.098220h 47m 25s+49° 23’ 17”
StarHIP 1017027.00420h 36m 50s+49° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 1023698.943820h 44m 31s+51° 01’ 52”

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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