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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 76978015h 43m 04s-40° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 77255015h 46m 26s-39° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 773967.42815h 48m 01s-37° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 773506.326415h 47m 25s-40° 11’ 38”
StarHIP 775608.92115h 50m 06s-39° 38’ 20”
StarHIP 773888.06415h 47m 51s-38° 15’ 35”
StarHIP 774628.222215h 48m 56s-38° 36’ 45”
StarHIP 767328.206215h 40m 10s-38° 42’ 32”
StarHIP 765916.582615h 38m 32s-39° 09’ 38”
StarHIP 767378.31615h 40m 12s-39° 23’ 26”
StarHIP 765468.157815h 38m 00s-38° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 766086.038615h 38m 42s-39° 07’ 39”
StarHIP 773585.944215h 47m 29s-37° 54’ 56”
StarHIP 769395.14315h 42m 38s-37° 25’ 29”
StarHIP 769878.644615h 43m 10s-37° 55’ 05”
StarHIP 770518.702815h 44m 01s-39° 05’ 41”
StarHIP 773958.85615h 47m 56s-38° 02’ 03”
StarHIP 768246.625415h 41m 06s-39° 58’ 57”
StarHIP 771678.620215h 45m 25s-37° 37’ 49”
GalaxyESO 329-1214.015h 39m 29s-38° 32’ 18”

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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