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 241138.395805h 10m 44s+25° 08’ 31”
StarHIP 237728.87605h 06m 33s+26° 29’ 44”
StarHIP 235238.40505h 03m 25s+25° 46’ 10”
StarHIP 240466.9405h 10m 03s+27° 33’ 24”
StarHIP 236337.492205h 04m 50s+26° 43’ 15”
StarHIP 238147.625405h 07m 05s+26° 59’ 45”
StarHIP 237126.600205h 05m 53s+26° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 240478.952205h 10m 04s+26° 45’ 13”
StarHIP 242728.490205h 12m 34s+27° 36’ 15”
StarHIP 242526.699405h 12m 21s+26° 27’ 17”
StarHIP 238847.526805h 07m 55s+26° 19’ 41”
StarHIP 244318.103405h 14m 31s+25° 55’ 02”

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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