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C/2017 T1 (Heinze) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 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 C/2017 T1 (Heinze) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 842485.77517h 13m 18s-67° 11’ 46”
StarHIP 841767.43817h 12m 25s-66° 36’ 34”
StarHIP 853398.736417h 26m 22s-67° 20’ 48”
StarHIP 844628.524417h 16m 02s-68° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 836708.86117h 06m 03s-66° 42’ 52”
StarHIP 850087.257817h 22m 28s-66° 16’ 07”
StarHIP 850958.93917h 23m 30s-67° 55’ 44”
StarHIP 838207.355617h 07m 50s-67° 11’ 16”
StarHIP 831568.177416h 59m 36s-67° 11’ 58”
StarHIP 830728.348416h 58m 29s-67° 02’ 41”
StarHIP 849694.640817h 21m 59s-67° 46’ 14”
StarHIP 842858.28217h 13m 48s-65° 41’ 15”
StarHIP 845778.562417h 17m 20s-66° 20’ 51”
StarHIP 834268.801817h 03m 06s-67° 46’ 25”
StarHIP 842868.34717h 13m 51s-67° 22’ 10”
StarHIP 842458.404817h 13m 17s-68° 28’ 00”
StarHIP 852747.207817h 25m 28s-66° 23’ 23”
StarHIP 835566.36717h 04m 33s-68° 16’ 43”
StarHIP 832567.654817h 01m 00s-66° 30’ 40”
StarHIP 845866.794417h 17m 25s-66° 57’ 02”
StarHIP 846308.579817h 18m 04s-67° 48’ 33”
StarHIP 843027.006817h 14m 07s-65° 57’ 44”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

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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