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 391576.914208h 00m 32s+29° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 392338.832408h 01m 27s+29° 35’ 50”
StarHIP 390318.597407h 59m 09s+30° 43’ 12”
StarHIP 393088.964408h 02m 13s+28° 11’ 03”
StarHIP 389218.03407h 57m 53s+29° 31’ 00”
StarHIP 392768.305808h 01m 52s+28° 38’ 01”
StarHIP 397298.638808h 07m 15s+28° 35’ 30”
StarHIP 387786.645807h 56m 15s+29° 51’ 07”
StarHIP 390478.517607h 59m 19s+30° 26’ 57”

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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