C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 115417.428402h 28m 45s+29° 41’ 13”
StarHIP 118697.088602h 33m 07s+29° 57’ 52”
StarHIP 114907.16602h 28m 11s+29° 52’ 24”
StarHIP 114865.272402h 28m 09s+29° 40’ 10”
StarHIP 118238.270402h 32m 32s+29° 18’ 41”
StarHIP 115268.510602h 28m 36s+29° 44’ 12”
StarHIP 110657.401802h 22m 24s+30° 19’ 27”
StarHIP 115887.371202h 29m 21s+30° 51’ 55”
StarHIP 113178.950202h 25m 40s+28° 45’ 58”
StarHIP 113517.43902h 26m 05s+30° 54’ 24”
StarHIP 108928.3102h 20m 10s+29° 48’ 42”
StarHIP 115485.854802h 28m 48s+29° 55’ 53”
StarHIP 113046.91402h 25m 31s+29° 52’ 49”
StarHIP 112406.954602h 24m 41s+29° 14’ 41”
StarHIP 112538.098602h 24m 51s+30° 38’ 49”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)

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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