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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 111307.53202h 23m 14s+10° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 111946.95902h 24m 10s+10° 16’ 21”
StarHIP 112286.819602h 24m 30s+09° 42’ 48”
StarHIP 112427.763602h 24m 41s+11° 20’ 19”
StarHIP 112495.481602h 24m 49s+10° 36’ 38”
StarHIP 113197.609202h 25m 41s+10° 30’ 21”
StarHIP 113906.693202h 26m 45s+10° 33’ 55”
StarHIP 114276.425402h 27m 23s+10° 11’ 55”
StarHIP 11506002h 28m 21s+10° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 116026.932402h 29m 35s+09° 00’ 22”
StarHIP 116035.990402h 29m 35s+09° 33’ 56”
StarHIP 116658.508402h 30m 28s+11° 03’ 43”
StarHIP 11864002h 33m 05s+10° 08’ 13”

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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