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9P/Tempel 1 live position and data

This page shows Comet 9P/Tempel 1 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 9P/Tempel 1 (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 145678.267203h 08m 05s+16° 55’ 31”
StarHIP 147058.972603h 09m 59s+15° 22’ 26”
StarHIP 149107.315803h 12m 24s+16° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 144048.909203h 05m 47s+14° 16’ 03”
StarHIP 148637.299803h 11m 56s+16° 09’ 57”
StarHIP 146147.768603h 08m 44s+15° 20’ 07”
StarHIP 146798.769803h 09m 37s+16° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 143188.472403h 04m 40s+15° 51’ 22”
StarHIP 147517.875203h 10m 27s+15° 59’ 25”
StarHIP 147357.694603h 10m 17s+16° 48’ 48”
StarHIP 145697.639803h 08m 06s+17° 01’ 38”
StarHIP 144977.89503h 07m 16s+15° 12’ 11”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet 9P/Tempel 1

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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