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C/1975 V1-A (West) live position and data

This page shows Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) 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 West (C/1975 V1-A) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 967828.52919h 40m 21s-15° 48’ 34”
StarHIP 961697.982819h 33m 15s-15° 00’ 27”
StarHIP 967798.611219h 40m 17s-16° 52’ 41”
StarHIP 966677.27619h 39m 12s-16° 54’ 28”
StarHIP 960088.4319h 31m 15s-16° 23’ 50”
StarHIP 962177.996819h 33m 57s-16° 16’ 25”
StarHIP 961767.534419h 33m 20s-16° 36’ 36”
StarHIP 964628.528219h 36m 41s-17° 20’ 03”
StarHIP 962556.710619h 34m 18s-16° 22’ 27”
StarHIP 961097.85519h 32m 26s-15° 45’ 05”
StarHIP 966667.352419h 39m 12s-16° 54’ 34”
StarHIP 962128.04119h 33m 50s-15° 49’ 27”
StarHIP 968085.180619h 40m 43s-16° 17’ 35”
StarHIP 962487.565619h 34m 15s-16° 18’ 58”
StarHIP 959527.460819h 30m 46s-16° 10’ 00”
StarHIP 967366.730819h 39m 52s-15° 10’ 02”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet West (C/1975 V1-A)

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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