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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 204935.996404h 23m 32s+20° 58’ 55”
StarHIP 201368.154604h 19m 01s+21° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 206415.251404h 25m 24s+22° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 204175.74604h 22m 22s+20° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 201865.351604h 19m 36s+21° 46’ 24”
StarHIP 203496.755404h 21m 31s+21° 02’ 23”
StarHIP 204808.782404h 23m 22s+21° 22’ 45”
StarHIP 200388.128404h 17m 51s+22° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 198707.74604h 15m 42s+20° 49’ 11”
StarHIP 201757.850404h 19m 30s+19° 56’ 52”
StarHIP 207127.29204h 26m 18s+21° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 200875.614204h 18m 23s+21° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 206808.3404h 25m 47s+21° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 205577.075604h 24m 14s+21° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 204128.658604h 22m 19s+22° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 199904.89604h 17m 15s+20° 34’ 43”
StarHIP 206354.201204h 25m 22s+22° 17’ 38”
StarHIP 201715.494404h 19m 26s+21° 08’ 32”
StarHIP 201818.607604h 19m 33s+21° 03’ 54”

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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