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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 396058.063808h 05m 36s+31° 18’ 56”
StarHIP 391098.05708h 00m 04s+31° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 390318.597407h 59m 09s+30° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 387977.558807h 56m 24s+31° 41’ 44”
StarHIP 388917.10507h 57m 32s+32° 39’ 24”
StarHIP 396308.24808h 05m 55s+32° 25’ 27”
StarHIP 397678.01108h 07m 39s+31° 33’ 05”
StarHIP 392668.139408h 01m 47s+32° 09’ 02”
StarHIP 399486.631808h 09m 30s+32° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 394806.707408h 04m 08s+33° 01’ 50”
GalaxyUGC 413213.607h 59m 13s+32° 54’ 53”

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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