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 274684.785805h 49m 00s+24° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 276528.502205h 51m 17s+23° 55’ 34”
StarHIP 282208.766605h 57m 46s+25° 10’ 19”
StarHIP 278518.070805h 53m 33s+24° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 280847.732605h 56m 12s+25° 19’ 47”
StarHIP 281546.015205h 56m 56s+24° 14’ 58”
StarHIP 273536.356205h 47m 34s+25° 34’ 07”
StarHIP 278588.47205h 53m 38s+25° 35’ 35”
StarHIP 278508.468405h 53m 31s+25° 44’ 32”
StarHIP 278477.408605h 53m 30s+25° 04’ 24”
StarHIP 274787.078605h 49m 06s+25° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 276127.599605h 50m 47s+26° 03’ 15”
StarHIP 282387.887405h 58m 00s+24° 37’ 01”
StarHIP 273786.59705h 47m 56s+24° 41’ 12”
StarHIP 273827.413205h 47m 57s+24° 39’ 41”

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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