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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 732318.045614h 58m 00s-77° 07’ 23”
StarHIP 733728.678614h 59m 39s-78° 30’ 39”
StarHIP 734155.818615h 00m 11s-77° 09’ 37”
StarHIP 734298.669615h 00m 22s-77° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 738347.63815h 05m 22s-78° 10’ 01”
StarHIP 739858.53615h 07m 10s-78° 20’ 18”
StarHIP 746636.590815h 15m 27s-79° 08’ 11”
StarHIP 747337.268615h 16m 23s-77° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 749177.014215h 18m 35s-78° 28’ 19”
StarHIP 752738.91415h 22m 45s-77° 42’ 18”
StarHIP 752898.389415h 22m 57s-77° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 754677.2215h 25m 00s-76° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 756038.522615h 26m 47s-76° 41’ 26”
StarHIP 756927.499615h 27m 47s-79° 18’ 22”
StarHIP 759947.846215h 31m 11s-78° 45’ 10”
StarHIP 761818.593215h 33m 37s-76° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 763787.524615h 35m 57s-79° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 764757.701815h 37m 10s-78° 52’ 38”
StarHIP 766376.987615h 39m 01s-78° 14’ 06”
StarHIP 766646.06915h 39m 18s-77° 55’ 03”
GalaxyESO 22-1013.715h 33m 36s-78° 07’ 27”
GalaxyIC 455513.515h 48m 15s-78° 10’ 48”

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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