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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 56466.523601h 12m 30s+02° 28’ 18”
StarHIP 56478.640201h 12m 31s+00° 58’ 53”
StarHIP 56818.536401h 13m 01s+01° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 57388.792401h 13m 43s+02° 33’ 51”
StarHIP 58866.694801h 15m 35s+00° 54’ 44”
StarHIP 59497.533401h 16m 35s+02° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 60007.145801h 17m 09s+02° 00’ 54”
StarHIP 60137.377801h 17m 19s+01° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 60498.063401h 17m 42s+01° 09’ 06”
StarHIP 60967.574201h 18m 15s+02° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 61128.868401h 18m 28s+00° 58’ 14”
StarHIP 62638.520601h 20m 19s+02° 29’ 15”
GalaxyNGC 42811.901h 12m 55s+00° 58’ 59”

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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