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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 1143878.431623h 09m 58s-23° 06’ 17”
StarHIP 1141468.906623h 07m 01s-22° 13’ 13”
StarHIP 1145848.899423h 12m 46s-21° 56’ 18”
StarHIP 1143754.660423h 09m 54s-22° 27’ 27”
StarHIP 1144598.465823h 10m 51s-21° 01’ 05”
StarHIP 1149337.152223h 16m 49s-21° 12’ 10”
StarHIP 1149077.06723h 16m 29s-23° 13’ 31”
StarHIP 1143413.55923h 09m 26s-21° 10’ 20”
StarHIP 1141358.888423h 06m 54s-21° 27’ 24”
StarHIP 1149998.061823h 17m 28s-22° 48’ 51”
StarHIP 1143598.702223h 09m 39s-23° 05’ 58”
GalaxyIC 529014.023h 12m 52s-23° 28’ 15”

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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