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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 181705.933403h 53m 09s+17° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 183547.55403h 55m 26s+17° 37’ 57”
StarHIP 183278.874803h 55m 06s+16° 59’ 54”
StarHIP 185958.254603h 58m 44s+17° 07’ 08”
StarHIP 187176.309204h 00m 36s+17° 17’ 48”
StarHIP 186098.833403h 58m 55s+16° 54’ 13”
StarHIP 182278.909203h 53m 48s+16° 05’ 19”
StarHIP 182676.750603h 54m 27s+16° 36’ 59”
StarHIP 184748.704603h 56m 53s+15° 32’ 13”
StarHIP 186268.71203h 59m 12s+15° 48’ 52”
StarHIP 182838.327603h 54m 36s+17° 20’ 37”
StarHIP 182228.173203h 53m 45s+16° 55’ 50”
StarHIP 185428.22603h 57m 59s+15° 37’ 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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