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):

StarHIP 16150003h 28m 08s+17° 09’ 45”
StarHIP 166416.074603h 34m 08s+17° 50’ 00”
StarHIP 159548.638603h 25m 24s+17° 44’ 38”
StarHIP 167377.416403h 35m 18s+18° 54’ 11”
StarHIP 161368.450203h 27m 55s+18° 52’ 56”
StarHIP 166137.876803h 33m 48s+18° 13’ 40”
StarHIP 165518.085603h 33m 07s+19° 22’ 59”
StarHIP 160776.52403h 27m 03s+18° 45’ 23”
StarHIP 168028.580603h 36m 16s+17° 48’ 43”
StarHIP 165988.438403h 33m 38s+17° 19’ 45”
StarHIP 164168.0503h 31m 24s+17° 48’ 40”
StarHIP 161528.26103h 28m 09s+17° 10’ 03”
StarHIP 168118.629603h 36m 23s+18° 21’ 43”
StarHIP 164017.8603h 31m 13s+19° 47’ 00”
StarHIP 164418.146603h 31m 43s+18° 48’ 00”
StarHIP 164146.62703h 31m 21s+17° 56’ 17”
StarHIP 163748.078403h 30m 56s+18° 47’ 58”

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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