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 825478.18916h 52m 20s-19° 21’ 24”
StarHIP 821208.151416h 46m 34s-17° 35’ 42”
StarHIP 822657.974416h 48m 32s-19° 17’ 12”
StarHIP 824438.866616h 50m 55s-19° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 820386.459616h 45m 30s-19° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 821497.632416h 46m 57s-20° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 819317.320816h 44m 04s-18° 32’ 28”
StarHIP 824657.87116h 51m 10s-19° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 818688.878616h 43m 16s-18° 27’ 29”

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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